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Killer whale

status = DD status_system = IUCN3.1 status_ref = image = Killerwhales jumping.jpg image_alt = Two killer whales jump above the sea surface, showing their black, white and grey colouration. The closer whale is upright and viewed from the side, while the other whale is arching backward to display its underside. image_caption = Transient killer whales near Unimak Island, eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska image2 = Orca size-2.svg image2_alt = Diagram showing a killer whale and scuba diver from the side: The whale is about four times longer than a human, who is roughly as long as the whale's dorsal fin. image2_caption = Size compared to an average human genus = Orcinus parent_authority = Fitzinger, 1860 species = orca authority = (Linnaeus, 1758) synonyms = Orca gladiator range_map = Cypron-Range Orcinus orca.svg range_map_alt = A world map shows killer whales are found throughout every ocean, except parts of the Arctic. They are also absent from the Black and Baltic Seas. range_map_caption = Orcinus orca range (in blue) }}

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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!

Contributed by Tatyana Reid

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 Photo courtesy of island

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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.

Contributed by Kyle Whitley

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 Photo courtesy of

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

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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.

Contributed by Sam Kelley

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