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killer whale

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However, with only 56 orcas in captivity in the world, Dr.
Department of Conservation spokesman Reuben Williams told AFP the orca whales were already dead by the time his group arrived.
Orca is one of only two known fields to straddle the median line between the Netherlands and UK (the other being Markham).
Furthermore, many captive orcas have died at SeaWorld over the years.
In a recent deployment aboard the ORCA Wolf, a group of young Sea Cadets and their CIC staff were fully integrated into the ship's daily routine.
Not only did they get a good sighting of two killer whales frolicking beside them, they also saw a 10ft great white shark approach the boat - then witnessed the orcas attack, kill and devour the great white.
The orcas can beach themselves several times a day, but this hunting method is risky.
When another lone orca calf, Luna (L98), was separated from his family pod the summer of 2001, Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans clashed with the Mowachat/ Muchalaht First Nations about whether to return Luna to the Southern Resident L pod.
Noonan set up his orca watch at MarineLand more than 8 years ago to study the orcas' calls.
ORCA simplifies our historically paper-based process and enables vendors to submit their representations and certifications on-line to a central location.
A small "killer whale," or orca, swam alone in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.