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  • Killer Whales

    In their paper “Trans-Pacific Consumption of Cephalopods by North Pacific Killer Whales (Orcinus orca), “ Hanson and Walker points out that cephalopods, specifically squid, may be a larger part of the diet of many transient killer whales in the North Pacific Ocean that was once thought. They identified three particular ecotypes of whales observed in the North Pacific which include residents and offshores that both feed primarily on other smaller fish, and transients which feed on marine mammals. The research involved acquiring four female killer whale specimens from four different locations. Two of these killers were West coast U.S. transients, one was an Eastern Tropical Pacific pelagic from Hawaii, and the last was a Western North Pacific…

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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…

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 In Captivity Essay

    Killer whales should not be forced into captivity because of the orca's intelligence, what conditions are needed in order for orcas to be happy, and the lack of education that aquariums like Seaworld provide. For example, the director of the movie Blackfish responded to claims that a Seaworld trainer made about the issue of whale capacity. The trainer stated that “we as humans should not differentiate based on the intelligence level” and the director came back saying “the evidence on animals…

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