December 13th, 2010
 Orca. Killer whale. Blackfish. These are the names given to a black toothed whale with white-tograyish saddle marks. Belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, it is commonly seen on British Columbia's coast.  Killer whales range the globe. There are different types of killer whales and each has developed specific hunting styles to capture their preferred prey. For example, in Pacific Northwest waters, resident populations eat mostly fish, such as salmon and herring. On the other hand, transient orcas almost exclusively eat mammals, including seals, sea lions, walruses, sea otters and even other species of whales; they do not eat fish. Finally, offshore populations feed principally on schooling fish, and typically congregating in groups from 20-75 animals, ...   Read more...
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