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  • Killer Whales And Whales

    New Zealand Killer Whales and Penguins What exactly are cetaceans? The Cetaceans family includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Even though the cetacean family depends on water or more specifically the ocean for survival, they are mammals just like we are. Warm blooded, give birth, nurse their young, and breathe air through their lungs doesn 't that seem familiar? Yes they have the same characteristics as us which makes us both mammals. Scientist believed that about millions of years ago the ancestors of the whales used to live on land. Isn 't that crazy? Can you imagine seeing whales just walking around? Well, not exactly, scientist believed that they looked kind of like a small dog and were probably related to the hippos and went…

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  • Killer Whale Stereotypes

    The killer whale or orca is another name for species Orcinus orca. It is a toothed whale that belongs to the family Delphinidae in the order Cetacea.. They are found globally in all oceans. In fact, after man they are the most widespread mammal in the world. Killer whales live in pods. The structure of the pods are usually matrilineal. This means that the offspring wait with their mother throughout life.The individuals in a matrilineal group travel closely together. The killer whale worldwide…

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  • Killer Whales Captivity

    Killer Whales, their name alone makes a bold statement, and it is no surprise that people flock to areas that showcase these majestic animals. Spectators watch in awe as these animals put on a show with their trainers. Venues, such as Sea World, take claim to the idea that these shows support education, research and conservation of killer whales12. Alternatively, many state that the use of killer whales for our entertainment is not only dangerous to people, but that it violates the five freedoms…

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  • Killer Whales Entertainment

    is dangerous for both humans and animals, and there is no valuable purpose in terms of human survival. It is up to humans to stop this,due to the fact that humans are the only ones with the power to stop this. Whales will generally reside in all of the oceans throughout the world, but during the winter seasons they will go north and breed. After they have their calves, the people who capture the calves for show attractions will go up North looking for the best calves to sell to aquariums such as…

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  • Killer Whales Observation

    Killer whales are the epitome of teamwork when it comes to hunting. When confronted by a pod of killer whales the prey has very little chance of escaping. Killer whales can be found all over the earth’s oceans and nearly everything is on the menu, which makes them an important apex predator. An animal’s feeding habits such as what and how much can determine how much of an impact the animal has on the ecosystem. In the case of the killer whale it clearly has a notch at the top of the marine…

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  • Killer Whale Analysis

    the killer whale, takes place in the sea; that is where they belong. In 2010, a killer whale that belongs to SeaWorld killed a trainer at SeaWorld’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Florida as stated in SeaWorld Trainer Killed by Killer Whale; however there is an argument on whether the killer whale genuinely killed the trainer. The news reports claimed that the trainer named Dawn Brancheau died from the attack of the killer whale; thus this tragic event shocked the whole nation. There have been…

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  • The Importance Of Killer Whales

    Shamu, one of the most famous killer whales known to mankind. This whale has become well known throughout the several years that Sea World has been around. As time progresses, there has been various studies that have justified whether or not Sea World promotes a good atmosphere for these massive killer whales and whether or not these whales should be taken out of their natural habitat in order for multiple peoples’ entertainment and pleasure. Whoever was considering taking these animals out…

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  • Comparison Of Jaws And Killer Whales

    around whale songs, that you read a novel titled Moby Dick, which is a legendary white sperm whale or even some facts about the blue whale, being the largest mammal on Earth, it is easy to think of whales. The confusion comes when the term whale is part of a sea creature's name. You see, when people talk about sharks, their mind is subdued by both the theme song and the horrific scenes that are part of the movie Jaws. The last thing that you would think of when observing or even swimming along…

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  • Killer Whales Life Essay

    The whales are then bred, and are living under awful circumstances. That is not what a whale is meant for, and it needs to be stopped. Whales are meant to swim freely in the ocean and do as they please. Not be held in a swimming pool for people to poke and prod at. When I was studying to become a marine biologist I learned that orcas(also known as killer whales), are very social animals, but in a different way than most people would think. Orcas live in pods(or families), and they stay in…

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  • False Killer Whales Essay

    False Killer Whales versus Killer Whales Both Killer whales (Orcinus orca) and False killer whales (Pseudorca Crassidens) belong to the Delphinidae family. False killer whales resemble orcas because of the shape of their skulls, but the two species are actually not closely related (Baird, 2012). False killer whales are found in all tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate seas (MarineBio, 2013), usually in relatively deep offshore waters (Taylor, et al., 2008). In contrast, killer whales are…

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