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5 Interesting Facts About Killer Whales You Didn’t Know

8th June 2016 / 407 views
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Happy World Ocean Day!!

To celebrate world ocean day we looked at 5 cool facts about orcas!

Speedy

Killer Whales, or Orca’s are one of the fastest marine animals and can reach speeds of up to 35mph.

Use Echolocation

Orcas use echolocation – bouncing sound off of objects to determine their location, to hunt and use a series of high-pitched clicks to stun prey.

Members Of The Dolphin Family

Orca’s are members of the dolphin family and are as you can guess the largest member of their family.

Camouflaged

Orcas are black and white for a reason; their coloring helps to camouflage them by obscuring their outline in the water.

What Threatens Them

Civilizations around the world kill orcas for various reasons. Some people kill them for food, while fishermen see the animals as competition that must be killed to protect the fish population. Contaminants in the ocean and seas, such as chemicals and oil, also pose a threat to orcas.

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