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“So, did we meet any wild #killerwhales today? Yes we did! 30 of them! ”

“So, did we meet any wild #killerwhales today? Yes we did! 30 of them! ”

Killer Whale Spyhop | Orcinus Orca  Taken aboard the Pt. Sur Clipper on Monterey Bay Whale Watch - All Day trip 4/17/2016. Tory Kallman on Flickr.  #orca #spyhop #cetacean #marinemammal

Killer Whale Spyhop | Orcinus Orca Taken aboard the Pt. Sur Clipper on Monterey Bay Whale Watch - All Day trip 4/17/2016. Tory Kallman on Flickr. #orca #spyhop #cetacean #marinemammal

Victory...!!!...Ontario Bans Orca Captivity...Amen... <3 ...Be a Guardian of Life not an owner of Life... <3

Victory...!!!...Ontario Bans Orca Captivity...Amen... <3 ...Be a Guardian of Life not an owner of Life... <3

The new calf, J-50, has been sticking close to J-16, a 43-year-old female. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research

The new calf, J-50, has been sticking close to J-16, a 43-year-old female. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research

Orcas

J28 Polaris with offspring J46 Star (2009) and J54 (2015). PC to Dave Ellifrit

J28 Polaris with offspring J46 Star (2009) and J54 (2015). PC to Dave Ellifrit

Orcas (Orcinus orca) are also known as "Killer Whales", but they are not killers of humans -- and they are not even whales. Orcas actually belong to the dolphin family. These animals divide themselves into family groups, or pods, that are lead by an adult female.   Orcas captured for sea aquariums live an average of only five and a half years, whereas orcas in natural habitats are able to reach 80 years. [...]

Orcas (Orcinus orca) are also known as "Killer Whales", but they are not killers of humans -- and they are not even whales. Orcas actually belong to the dolphin family. These animals divide themselves into family groups, or pods, that are lead by an adult female. Orcas captured for sea aquariums live an average of only five and a half years, whereas orcas in natural habitats are able to reach 80 years. [...]

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