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Killer whales project
Killer whales project
Killer whales project
Killer whales project
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  • 1. Killer WhalesKiller Whales
  • 2. Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of thedolphins and one of the
  • 3. Facts:• Weight: 22,000 pounds.• Length : 32 feet.• Appearance: Black on top with white undersidesand white patches near their eyes.• Life Span: Males typically live about30 years, but Females can live aslong as50-60 years.• Diet: Fish, squid, sea lions, and
  • 4. Communication:• Killer whales produce 3 categories of sounds:1.Clicks – navigation, objects in the surrounding environment, and for prey.2.Whistles – social activities3.Pulsed calls – vocalization
  • 5. http://youtu.be/pySetv-Z6Bo
  • 6. Sexual Maturity: Sexual maturity of a femalekiller whale is achieved whenthe wale reach lengths of 15-18 feet, and may give birth at any time. Calves are nursed for about 1 year and may be
  • 7. Killer whales are mostabundant in colderwaters, includingAntarctica, Norway, andAlaska. Killer whales arefound in all parts of theoceans and in most seasfrom the Arctic to theAntarctic.
  • 8. Classification:• Resident orcas are lovable and live in large family-centered pods that tend to stay in one area. They are the star attraction at SeaWorld.• Transient orcas are often found in long- term stable social units They are quiet and very sneaky, not many scientists know much about these particular group.
  • 9. Taxonomy:• Kingdom: Animalia• Phylum: Chordata• Class: Mammalia• Order: Cetacea• Family: Delphinidae• Genus: Orcinus• Species: Orca
  • 10. Works Cited:• “Killer Whales (Orca).” Killer Whales facts- National Geographic. Web .2 Oct. 2011.• “Killer Whales (Orcinus Orca).” National Park Conservation Association. Web. 3 Oct. 2011.• “Killer Whales.” Office of Protected Resources-NOAA fisheries. Web. 3 Oct. 2011.• “Monterey Bay Whale Watch.” Behavior and Ecology of Killer Whales in Monterey Bay, California. Sept. 2002. Web. 2 Oct. 2011.• “Sea Sick.” Discover Magazine. Feb. 2001. Web. 3 Oct. 3 2011.• “Wild Ones.” Discover Magazine. 21 Apr. 2004. Web. 3 Oct. 2011.• Killer whale Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...300 x 209 · 12 kB · jpegwww.encyclopedia.com• Killer Whales (Orcas), Killer Whale Pictures, Killer Whale Facts ...600 x 450 · 61 kB ·<jpeganimals.nationalgeographic.com>• Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA ...360 x 240 · 8 kB · <jpegwww.nmfs.noaa.gov>• Map of gray whale migration261 x 300 · 6 kB · <gifwww.lasecomujeres.org>• Mother and baby killer whale close up | Flickr - Photo Sharing!640 x 480 · 110 kB · <jpegwww.flickr.com>• Photos.com Killer whales around the British Isles fall in to ...620 x 380 · 31 kB · <jpeguniversitypost.dk>• Three orca whales470 x 245 · 45 kB · <jpegeducation.ed.pacificu.edu>

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