killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca(noun)
predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
The killer whale (Orcinus orca).
A sea mammal (scientific name: Orcinus orca) related to dolphins and porpoises, commonly called the killer whale.
Origin: From orca.
A type of whale.
Orca are found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas across the planet.
arco, Caro, Cora, ocra
The numerical value of orca in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of orca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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This is a defining moment. The fact that SeaWorld is doing away with orca breeding marks truly meaningful change.
While we cannot explain the reason for her behavior, the juxtaposition of a previously-wild orca against the stark backdrop of the park’s performance area is unsettling, to say the least.
An end to SeaWorld's tawdry and circus-style performance is inevitable, but it's actually captivity that denies these far-ranging orca the opportunity to engage in behaviors that are natural and important to them.
I've seen some incredible things working with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, butone thing I never ever expected to see was predation pressure from killer whales, we had never even seen an Orca here prior to 2011.
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- حوت قاتلArabic
- orcaCatalan, Valencian
- Killerwal, Schwertwal, MörderwalGerman
- steyrhvalur, æðuhvalur, mastrarhvalur, bóghvítuhvalur, rovhvalur, mastrarfiskurFaroese
- orque, épaulardFrench
- cana, mada-chuainScottish Gaelic
- kardszárnyú delfinHungarian
- 鯱, さかまたJapanese
- zwaardwalvis, orkaDutch
- spekkhogger, orcaNorwegian
- кит-уби́йца, косатка, касаткаRussian
- katil balinaTurkish
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