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• Killer whale
• are distributed throughout the oceans of the
world, but are most frequently found off
Antarctica, Iceland, Norway and Pacific North
America. Scientific classification
Species: O. orca
• Fish-eating killer whales prey on around 30 species of fish, particularly salmon,
herring, and tuna. In New Zealand, rays are killer whales' most frequent prey,
and they have also been observed hunting sharks (particularly makos, threshers
and smooth hammerheads). Squid and sea turtles are also taken.
• A group of killer whales has surfaced. Four dorsal fins are visible, three of which
curve backward at the tip.
• Resident (fish-eating) killer whales: The curved dorsal fins are typical of resident
• While salmon are usually hunted by an individual or a small group of individuals,
herring are often caught using carousel feeding; the killer whales force the
herring into a tight ball by releasing bursts of bubbles or flashing their white
undersides. They then slap the ball with their tail flukes, either stunning or killing
up to 10–15 fish at a time. The herring are then eaten one at a time. Carousel
feeding has only been documented in the Norwegian killer whale population and
with some oceanic dolphin species
• the whale is a mammal animal
• Outwardly his body combines black and white.
Males can grow up to 9.5 meters long and
weigh 6.000 kg, while the females are 10%