The Killer Whale

Made by: R.B.

Description Of The Killer Whale

Unusual Characteristics:


  • Killer Whales are the biggest members of the Dolphins family
  • It is one of the fastest marine animals
  • Large Dorsal Fins, up to 2 meters tall


Classification:


  • It is a mammal
  • It is an Orcinus Orca, referred to the Orca Whale or Killer Whale
  • Part if the Oceanic Dolphin family


Size:


  • Height of males and female is not measured
  • Length of males is 6-8 meters, females is 5-7 meters
  • Weight of males is 6 tonnes, females is 3-4 tonnes


Communication:


  • Three sounds; clicks, whistles, and pulsed calls
  • Clicks are for navigation and discriminating prey
  • Members of the same pod use similar calls


Food Chain and Habitat


Food Sources:
  • All marine animals, prefers different animals in different regions
  • Eats herring in near Norway and Greenland
  • Eats salmon mostly everywhere else


Terrain: Fish


  • Lives in all oceans and most seas
  • Prefer coastal waters and cooler regions
  • Usually has half a brain sleeping and the other half awake


Predator:


  • It is predator to all and prey to none
  • It is the top hunter
  • It is a carnivore

Adaptation

Abilities and Adaptations:

  • Can swim up to 30 miles per hour for a couple of seconds
  • Blubber makes swimming easier
  • Can ride ocean swells

Structures:

  • Over a hundred teeth
  • Eyes on the side of the head
  • Heavy and robust body

Behaviors:

  • Moves at 2-30 miles per hour
  • Does not migrate, but found all over the world
  • Does not hibernate

Reasons For Endangerment

Endangerment:

  • Loss of its natural habitat
  • Loss of food skyrockets
  • Some fisherman accidentally kill them