Friday, May 10, 2013

The Orca

The Orca is a species from the dolphin family. It can be found in all oceans, from the Arctic and Antarctic seas to the tropical oceans.  It's scientific name is Orcinus Orca. Here are some more scientific facts I found out.

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 lions, seals, walruses, and even large whales.

Killer whales are not considered a threat to humans, although there have been cases of captives killing or injuring their handlers at marine theme parks.

Worldwide population estimates are uncertain, but recent results suggests an absolute minimum of 50,000. Local estimates include roughly 25,000 in the Antarctic, 8,500 in the tropical Pacific, 2,250–2,700 off the cooler north-east Pacific and 500–1,500 off Norway.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Iisa I like the Orca whale it look's cool did you draw it or get it from Google image. You got a person going to the killer whales I think the person you put on is the person that feed whales.