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Postby victor » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:59 am

In the national geographic it's said that Orca whale is a killer whale..actually what does it mean??Do orca whale is the only whale that eats people?
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:14 pm

How do you get a name like "killer whale?" Killer whales are one of the top predators in the sea. As a group, killer whales are known to eat fish, squid, seals, sea lions, penguins, even other whales. But, keep in mind, it would be difficult for a killer whale off the coast of California to eat a penguin. Killer whales eat the food (or prey) that's available to them. For example, a killer whale that lives in the northern Pacific can hunt harbor seals, California sea lions, and a variety of fish. A killer whale in the Antarctic could find Weddell seals, leopard seals, and penguins! Researchers studying killer whales in the Pacific Northwest have found that some pods feed primarily on fish and others seem to prefer marine mammals. A killer whales uses its sharp teeth to catch its prey. Killer Whales are toothed whales (odontocetes).
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:08 pm

From what I know, they generally run away from humans, but i wouldn't go swimming with an orca... Just to be on the safe side :D
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Postby Winter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:33 pm

Do orcas eat people? I don't think they do. Lots of them have been trained and used in marine park shows. You can even ride them. They're really friendly. In the wild they'll only bother you if you bother them. Like most wild animals, really.

Ever watch 'Free Willy'?

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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:49 pm

In general, no they do not eat people... But if you try to ride them in the wild there's a pretty good chance of them injuring you
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Postby Winter » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:55 pm

i meant riding them in captivity :)
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:04 pm

I know. I was making a point
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:25 pm

Actually they made Three Free Willy's lol. :cry:
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Postby James » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:11 pm

Killer whales work together to kill other whales too, they're pretty ravaging.
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Postby victor » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:00 am

Ok..ok thanks for the answers...oh yes..what b_d_41501 said was true..they have made it until three sequels.. :lol:
Um, I've ever watched one other documentaries also..it's said that in the earlier world there're the real killer whale (the colour is different from orca and most of them are not colonies). This whale has a bigger body from orca (almost two times) and it can kill other whale (I think it's called Duradon) by itself...is it the ancentor of the Orcas?
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:41 pm

Probably.. From what i know in the present orcas are referred to as killer whales
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Postby Winter » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:08 pm

_at_ b_d_41501 and victor:

3 free willy movies???
how could they ??

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