TITLE

Chapter 1: Killer Whales

AUTHOR(S)
Welsbacher, Anne
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Killer Whales;2002, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The chapter provides information on killer whales. Killer whales belong to the dolphin family. They are one of the largest predators in the world. A killer whale has a dorsal fin on its back. Killer whales are social animals who live in groups called pods. They make sounds to communicate, to find food, and to learn about their surroundings.
ACCESSION #
9215697

 

Related Articles

  • ICKY INTESTINES. Bryner, Jeanna // Science World;3/28/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p21 

    Presents information on the predatory behavior of killer whales.

  • Chapter 2: The Hunt. Welsbacher, Anne // Killer Whales;2002, p12 

    The chapter offers a look at the hunting tactics of killer whales. Killer whales can be resident or transient. Resident killer whales most often eat fish such as salmon and tuna. Transient killer whales hunt for seals, sea lions and other whales. Killer whales have great eyesight and an...

  • Whale Watchers Observe Slaughter.  // Iceland Review;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p11 

    The article reports on the slaughter of a large minke whale by a group of killer whales on Skjálfandaflói Bay in northeast Iceland. Around 100 tourists witnessed the slaughter which was reported to have shocked the spectators. It notes that killer whales are on top of the food chain of...

  • Death in Black and White. Klesius, Michael // National Geographic;Apr2006, Vol. 209 Issue 4, p28 

    The article reports on the annual migration of grey whales and their calves from Mexico to Alaska. In Monterey Bay off the coast of California, predatorial killer whales prey upon the gray whale calves, ramming them until the animals drown and the killer whales can feast upon the calves' belly...

  • Whale of a bite.  // Australian Geographic;Jan-Mar2004, Issue 73, p12 

    Provides information on orca or killer whales, the potential predator of whale sharks. Behavior of killer whales.

  • Pilot Whales Attracted to Killer Whale Sounds: Acoustically-Mediated Interspecific Interactions in Cetaceans. Curé, Charlotte; Antunes, Ricardo; Samarra, Filipa; Alves, Ana Catarina; Visser, Fleur; Kvadsheim, Petter H.; Miller, Patrick J. O. // PLoS ONE;Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p1 

    In cetaceans' communities, interactions between individuals of different species are often observed in the wild. Yet, due to methodological and technical challenges very little is known about the mediation of these interactions and their effect on cetaceans' behavior. Killer whales (Orcinus...

  • The diving behaviour of mammal-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca): variations with ecological not physiological factors. Miller, Patrick James O'Malley; Shapiro, Ari Daniel; Deecke, Volker Bernt // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Nov2010, Vol. 88 Issue 11, p1103 

    Mammal-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca (L., 1758)) are a rare example of social predators that hunt together in groups of sexually dimorphic adults and juveniles with diverse physiological diving capacities. Day-night ecological differences should also affect diving as their prey show diel...

  • 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...

  • Orca.  // Earthwatch Institute Journal;2003-2004 Research & Exploration, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p46 

    The article studies human impact on the marine predator, orca whale. Ken Balcomb (Center for Whale Research) started his orca study here in 1976 and has been instrumental in discovering the intricacies of orca social behavior and ecology. The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has asked...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics