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Orca - Killer whale

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This thread is for information, pictures and videos of orcas. When posting only photos, it would be more interesting if there is also some story about that photo if photo doesn´t show something spectacular/extraordinary.

This is older news from New Zealand, where orcas hunted group of sharks to the shore so, that some shark(s) actually swam to the beach to flee.





Some astonishing photos from 2013, where an orca is hunting and catching a bottlenose dolphin off the coast of Mexico.


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377154/Eight-ton-orca-leaps-15ft-air-finally-capture-dolphin-hour-chase.html
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I will leave this link here too: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-the-lar...orded-orca


There is many information about the size of the orca in that topic, just for reference.

Incredible pictures @Shadow!!! That orca is "flighing"!!! shocked
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(08-27-2019, 01:10 AM)GuateGojira Wrote: I will leave this link here too: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-the-lar...orded-orca


There is many information about the size of the orca in that topic, just for reference.

Incredible pictures @Shadow!!! That orca is "flighing"!!! shocked

Those photos are really amazing. And that story also is interesting to read. But seeing that big animal jumping something like 3-4 meters up in that way is amazing. I noticed, that there were threads for size and then for intelligence, but not this kind of overall thread as there are for so many other animals. And orca is one of the most impressive predators there is. Very interesting in so many ways.
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Interesting article concerning "type D" orcas.

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"At the bottom of the world, in some of the roughest seas, live mysterious killer whales that look very different from other orcas.


Now, for the first time, scientists have located and studied these animals in the wild. The orcas are “highly likely” to be a new species, says Robert Pitman, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The scientific team made the finding in January about 60 miles off the coast of Cape Horn, Chile, at the very tip of South America—a region with the “world’s worst weather,” Pitman adds.

These orcas, referred to as type D killer whales, were previously known from amateur photographs, fishermen’s descriptions, and one mass stranding—but never encountered in their natural state by cetacean experts. Unlike the other known types of orcas, they have a more rounded head, a pointier and narrower dorsal fin, and a very small white eye patch. They’re also several feet shorter in length, Pitman says. (See exclusive underwater video of type D orcas.)"


Whole article and photos+video.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/new-killer-whale-species-discovered/
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