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    Killer Whales And Whales

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    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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    Toothed Whales

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    Echolocation in Toothed Whales How Toothed Whales use Echolocation? Echolocation is a process of emitting sound and the interpreting and understanding of the echos which follow to determine an animal’s surroundings. This processed is used by different animals living in different environments but one of the most notable is the use of echolocation by toothed whales. Toothed Whales such as Dolphins and many types of Whales live under water and use echolocation for understanding of their…

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    Whales and Dolphins in Danger In 2007, a film called “The Cove” was released revealing the savage hunt of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. In 2013, “Blackfish” was released, revealing the monstrosities of keeping killer whales captive at SeaWorld. Both films received award nominations and massive media attention for their call to action and revelation of the endangerments of marine mammals. However, there are so many more dangers to whales and dolphins than just dolphin slaughter, or circus shows at…

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    Whales In The 19th Century

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    animals they were rapidly killing off, such as bison and whales, life would be much more difficult. Since then, there has been a great change in the way people treat their important earthlings. While many animals were victims to the American people in the 19th…

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    The Importance Of Whales

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    like without whales? One thing that is never thought about when whales are being hunted is how important they are. For humans to understand the purpose of the whale and just going off the information one has learned may be different. Understanding the whale may be more complex than thought out to be. There is more to know about whales other than they can be big intimidating creatures. It is important to make sure whales are being protected. When an individual enters in a different environment…

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    Killer Whales

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    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.…

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    Killer Whales are a very large and strong breed of marine mammals that belong to the dolphin family that can grow up to ten meters long and can weigh up to six tons. Theses whales are a highly social species that are very intelligent with an excellent sense of hearing and have developed highly complex communication systems. Killer whales are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring, when you see these magnificent creatures many people immediately get the idea of…

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    Whale Rider Themes

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    In the film “Whale Rider” directed by Niki Caro, in a small town in New Zealand called Whangara a innocent young girl called Paikea is born and she is everything Koro didn’t want in the future chief/leader. Throughout the film she struggles to try to become the leader causing a heap of conflict. An important idea shown to us throughout the film is the idea of the role of men and women . A scene where this idea is shown in the film is when Paikea is not allowed to sit in the front row with the…

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    Killer Whales Captivity

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    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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    Essay On Orca Whales

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    mammal I have chosen to do my research paper on is the Orca Whale, also known as a killer whale. The genus or scientific name is Orcinus, also known as the killer whale. I have chosen to do my paper on this marine mammal because ever since I was young, I loved going to Sea World and watching the Shamu show. These incredible animals grow up to weigh as much as six tons and grow in length between 23 and 32 feet long, the relative size of a school bus. Orca or killer whales are easy to detect…

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