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    Killer Whale Introduction The killer whale (Orcinus orca)‚ also referred to as the orca whale or orca‚ and less commonly as the blackfish‚ is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans‚ from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales as a species 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 sea

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    Zoology 101 Lab 11/26/12 Killer Whales The killer whales also referred to as the blackfish belongs to the oceanic dolphins family. They are one of the biggest dolphins in the dolphin family. Killer whales can reach up to 9 feet and can weight up to 7‚257 pounds. The Spanish call them the Ballena Asesina because they are so powerful and are known for killing other whales and hunting in groups earning the title Wolves of the Sea. They are seen traveling in pods between 3-25 whales. In each pod they all

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    Killer Whales One may not know that Killer Whales are the largest member of the dolphin family. They are carnivores‚ which have long round black bodies marked with whites patches near the side of the eyes and beneath their stomachs and chest. Killer whales are found in all oceans. Their scientific name is Orcinus Orca – the Roman God of dealth and the underworld‚ who is known as the punisher (Bio1). It’s believed that Orcinus is derived from Orcus which is Latin and Orca meaning

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    on both wild and captive Killer Whales‚ data and information has been generated that adds question to the health issues associated with captivity. “The killer whale (Orcinus orca) has proven to be among the most difficult of all species to hold adequately in zoological facilities. The killer whale is a particularly large-brained and long-lived species who evidences a high degree of social complexity in the wild.” (Noonan) Their behavior and relationships with other whales within the family‚ known

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    as killer whales‚ have been in captivity for over fifty years. The magnificent stunts the animals are trained to do is jaw dropping. Killer whales‚ on the other hand‚ do not seem to feel the same positive regard. Infact‚ they have killed or injured more than one-hundred people during their stay in captivity. Keeping killer whales in captivity not only threatens the whales‚ but harms humans as well. Tilikum‚ who is known for making big splashes in one of SeaWorld’s segments in the killer whale shows

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    They Don’t Call Them Killer Whales For Nothing Have you ever been to an amusement park? One popular park is Seaworld‚ and that is a place you can go and see marine animals in a show. Killer whales are held captive for the different events that Seaworld produces. Killer whales are dangerous to the people because of serious problems that they face when they live in a smaller place than they are supposed to. Many people may think that the entertainment that the killer whales produce for the audience

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    The killer whale (scientifically known as orcinus orca) is a large marine mammal that is part of the toothed whale (odontoceti) suborder.Killer whales are one of the most well-recognized animals in the world and are easily spotted by their large size and distinct black and white color pattern.Killer whales are at the top of the of the food chain even above Great White Sharks and they have no known predator.At full maturity the male killer whale will usually grow to an average length of 20 – 26 ft

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    Full Name Dr. Lisa Ampleman English 101-13 10 October 2013 Killer Whales: Rhetorical Analysis of a Blog Throughout the history of cetacean captivity‚ two orcas have been labeled as murderers. In the winter of 2009‚ at the park known as Loro Parque‚ an orca named Keto killed his trainer‚ Alexis Martinez. Exactly two months later‚ in Sea World Orlando‚ an orca known as Tilikum killed his trainer as well. Tilikum had previously been involved in the deaths of both another trainer and a park

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    In the beginning‚ before man was created‚ animals of the highest status ruled over the many regions of Earth. For the water region it was Killer Whales‚ for the sky region it was Eagles‚ and for the land region it was the Wolves. Before man‚ wolves didn’t stay in separate packs; they were one. Out of this‚ there was a kind and brave leader who went by the name of Luna. She ruled justly over her people‚ but being a just and powerful leader has its own costs. One day while out on a hunt‚ Luna and

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    Killer Whale‚ largest member of the dolphin family. Killer whales occur in more parts of the world than probably any other cetacean (see Whale). They occur in all oceans‚ both in the open ocean and close to shore‚ but are more common in the colder‚ more productive waters of both hemispheres than in the Tropics. Resident populations may cover an area of several hundred square kilometers. Transient populations often move through an area rapidly‚ swimming more than 1000 km (more than 600 mi) along a

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