Investigating a Killer
- Ecotypic variation and predatory behavior among killer whales (Orcinus orca) off the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Matkin, Craig O.; Barrett-Lennard, Lance G.; Yurk, Harald; Ellifrit, David; Trites, Andrew W. // Fishery Bulletin;Jan2007, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p74
From 2001 to 2004 in the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska, killer whales (Orcinus orca) were encountered 250 times during 421 days of surveys that covered a total of 22,491 miles. Three killer whale groups (resident, transient, and offshore) were identified acoustically and genetically. Resident...
- Movement, site fidelity and connectivity in a top marine predator, the killer whale. Foote, Andrew D.; Simil�, Tiu; V�kingsson, G�sli A.; Stevick, Peter T. // Evolutionary Ecology;Jul2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p803
Movement, site fidelity and connectivity have important consequences for the evolution of population structure and therefore the conservation and management of a species. In this study photographs of naturally marked killer whales collected from sites across the Northeast Atlantic are used to...
- Life among the whales. Morton, Alexandra // Smithsonian;Nov94, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p46
Offers information about wild killer whales from the author's 15-year study of the complex behavior of whales off British Columbia. Orca pods; How the whales communicate with each other; Descriptions of synchronized behaviors; Their energetic play.
- Orca. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute;May/Jun95, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p40
Describes the Earthwatch project about orca whale behavior led by Kenneth Balcomb III and Astrid van Ginneken which will take place in Puget Sound, Washington. Activities; Field conditions; Costs.
- Born to Be Big. Lunis, Natalie // Killer Whale;2010, p14
The article offers information on the calf of the killer whale including its size, weight, and its behavior.
- Sea Food. Lunis, Natalie // Killer Whale;2010, p16
The article offers information on the diet, teeth structure and the process of eating of the killer whale.
- Hunting Together. Lunis, Natalie // Killer Whale;2010, p18
The article reports on the hunting behavior of killer whales.
- Welcome baby whales. Locke, Monica // Science & Children;Mar1994, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p10
Focuses on the births of two killer whales at Sea World of Florida and its significance to marine mammal researchers studying and documenting the social interaction, communication, and behavior and development of young killer whale calves. Gender differences in learning among calves.
- Pirates in tuxedos. Collier, Fred M. // Newsweek;4/27/1998, Vol. 131 Issue 17, p20
Opinion. Explains the author's objections to the sentimentalizaion of killer whales. Impact of the movie `Free Willy' on representations of killer whales; Characterization of them as Bambi for the 1990s; Killer whales as voracious killers of sea mammals; Their impact on the fishing industry in...