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Killer WhalesKiller Whales
Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of thedolphins and one of the
Facts:• Weight: 22,000 pounds.• Length : 32 feet.• Appearance: Black on top with  white undersidesand white patches near t...
Communication:• Killer whales produce 3  categories of sounds:1.Clicks – navigation, objects in   the surrounding environm...
http://youtu.be/pySetv-Z6Bo
Sexual Maturity:  Sexual maturity of a femalekiller whale is achieved whenthe wale reach lengths of 15-18 feet, and may gi...
Killer whales are mostabundant in colderwaters, includingAntarctica, Norway, andAlaska. Killer whales arefound in all part...
Classification:• Resident orcas are lovable and live in  large family-centered pods that tend to  stay in one area. They a...
Taxonomy:•   Kingdom: Animalia•   Phylum: Chordata•   Class: Mammalia•   Order: Cetacea•   Family: Delphinidae•   Genus: O...
Works Cited:•     “Killer Whales (Orca).” Killer Whales facts- National Geographic. Web .2 Oct. 2011.•     “Killer Whales ...
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  1. 1. Killer WhalesKiller Whales
  2. 2. Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of thedolphins and one of the
  3. 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. 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. 5. http://youtu.be/pySetv-Z6Bo
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. Taxonomy:• Kingdom: Animalia• Phylum: Chordata• Class: Mammalia• Order: Cetacea• Family: Delphinidae• Genus: Orcinus• Species: Orca
  10. 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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