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Transcript of Orcinus Orcas
Killer whales are Apex predators
The only thing that hunts killer whales are humans
A killer whales diet consists of seals, sharks, whales, fish, squid, sea turtles, octopuses, and most marine animals
Orcas are also affected by microoganisms and diseases
Predators and Prey
Killer whales are marine animals that range all over the ocean.
Killer whales range from Arctic to Antarctic regions.
Killer whales have even been seen in tropical, coastal canals, and river mouths
There is no record of a wild killer whale attacking a human
Killer whales in captivity have a life expectancy of 20, while wild orcas live for 50-90 years
Orcas carry their young for 17 months
Most male killer whales stay with their mothers throughout their lifetime
Calves are hunted by humans, and larger sharks
Orcas approximately give birth to 1 calf every 5 years.
only whales in captivity have a collapsed dorsal fin
Tilikum alone has been responsible for 3 deaths while in captivity
Today there are only 52 killer whales in captivity around the world
Interesting Facts about Orcas
Orcas actually belong to the dolphin family, not the whale family
Orcas eat around 500 lbs. each day
Orcas don't breed with their relatives
The biggest orca ever caught was 32 ft. long and weighed 22,000 pounds.
Orcas don't have the part of the brain in charge of smelling do it is believed that they can't smell
They can sleep with one eye open