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Mohammad Muneeb looking for tuna with his team about 50km south-west of Churna Island recorded a pod of killer whales on November 19.
The WDC says killer whales got their name from sailors who had seen them attacking and eating larger whales than themselves, and they appear to be doing something similar in this new footage as well.
Sightings of pods off the killer whales there are increasing, and they could be driving endangered great whites away.
In South America, along the Patagonian coast of Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, killer whales prey mainly on South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) (Thomas and Taber, 1984; Lopez and Lopez, 1985; Hoelzel 1991; Bastida et al.
Examinations conducted on the carcasses have shown how killer whales, also known as orcas, dominate the marine food chain at the expense of great white sharks, whose ferocious reputation - thanks partly to the 1975 movie Jaws - belies their vulnerability to shark nets, fishing, poaching and pollution.
Data on the scarring of bowhead whales from line entanglements, ship strikes, and killer whales (Orcinus orca) were collected from legally harvested bowheads and also from aerial surveys, opportunistic sightings, and stranding events (Philo et al.
Orlando-based SeaWorld has faced sagging attendance along with criticism about its treatment of the captive marine mammals, and some activists had called for the end of public exhibition of killer whales, or orcas, altogether.
KILLER whales and dolphins are facing the threat of extinction in UK waters because of lingering toxic chemicals which were banned more than 30 years ago, researchers have warned.
SIX killer whales sighted in the Firth of Forth are believed to have come down from Icelandic waters to hunt.
A clue to the evolution of menopause may come from older female killer whales who often take the lead in salmon hunts.
The company insists captive killer whales are essential to understanding and protecting wild orcas.
TWO killer whales cruelly snared by hunters are to be displayed at the Sochi Winter Olympics.