Killer Whale

KILLER WHALE (Orcinus orca), also known as orca or blackfish, is the largest member of the DOLPHIN family of WHALES. Males and females are white and black in colour. The adult male grows to 7 tonnes and to 10 m in length; it has the tall, pointed dorsal fin that distinguishes the species. Killer whales are very sociable, living together in groups of related individuals called pods. There are 3 known "types" in BC waters. The most common, known as residents, travel in larger groups and eat fish....

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