killer whale

by alex francisco and ricky herandez


orcas are from places like Aleutian Islands and the gulf of Alaska, southern ocean

Off mouth of the coast of Antarctica

scientific name

the killer whales scientific name is Orcinus orca
the common name is orca
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Body description

Killer whales are the largest extant members of the dolphin family. Males typically range from 7 to 9 metres (23 to 30 ft) long and weigh in excess of 6 tonnes (5.9 long tons; 6.6 short tons). Females are smaller, generally ranging from 6 to 8 m (20 to 26 ft) and weighing about 3 to 4 tonnes (3.0 to 3.9 long tons; 3.3 to 4.4 short tons The largest male killer whale on record was 9.8 m (32 ft), weighing over 10 tonnes (9.8 long tons; 11 short tons), while the largest female was 8.5 m (28 ft), weighing 7.5 tonnes (7.4 long tons; 8.3 short tons