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Killer whale

The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey. Some feed exclusively on fish, while others hunt marine mammals such as seals and dolphins. They have been known to attack baleen whale calves, and even adult whales. Killer whales are apex predators, as there is no animal that preys on them. Killer whales are considered a cosmopolitan species, and can be found in each of the world's oceans in a variety of marine environments, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas.

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I oppose any captivity of animals and using them as entertainment, I found this website that keeps up to date with many different animals and what's going on with them. Orcas ftw!

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The Alpha Predator

Killer whales are known as "alpha predators," meaning they have no known predators to fear. They have been known to eat other kinds of whales! info courtesy of whalefacts.org www.whalefacts.org Photo courtesy of island guardian.com www.islandguardian.com

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Over the years, as food sources become more and more scarce killer whales are forced to find alternate ways of getting their food.

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The is a documentary of everything you need to know about killer whales! Watch out!

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The Official Trailer for the documentary Blackfish depicting the story of Tilikum the orca whale from Seaworld that is responsible for the deaths of three people.

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Took this at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida

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Killer whales do not typically follow migration patterns like other mammals. They just travel wherever they can find food! (i.e. polar bears....) Information courtesy of killerwhalefacts.com Photo courtesy of gardenofeaden.blogspot.com 1.bp.blogspot.com

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Birds, reptile, polar bears, and even other whales have been found in the stomachs of killer whales! Information courtesy of killerwhalefacts.com Photo courtesy of animalport.som www.animalport.com

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A Florida couple caught this amazing footage of killer whales acting like dolphins by chasing their boat.

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The killer whale, or orca, is the fastest of all the whale species and among the swiftest of all marine animals with a capable swimming speed of 35 miles per hour. Only tuna, marlin, sailfish, and swordfish are faster.

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