More about Orcas (killer whales)

The scientific name for a killer whale is orcinus orca. Orcas hunt in deadly pods up to 40 individuals, that any living creature in the sea should avoid. They are one of the most powerful apex predator of the sea today. Resident pods mostly prefer eating fish, while transient pods eat marine mammals. All of the pods use great, cooperative hunting techniques and skills. Some listen similarly to the behavior of wolf packs or dolphins.They make a wide variety of communications, and each pod has their own distinctive language. They can recognize each other from miles. They use a skill called echolocation to communicate and hunt for a living and they make strange sounds that travel underwater at fast speeds until they hit objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape. Orcas are Highly protective for their babies and young and will do anything to protect them. Mothers give birth about every 3 to ten years and usually are pregnant for a 17- month period. Ouch. They are easily recognisable of their black and white spots coating, and humans usually stay away in the wild. In argentina, Orcas blast out of the water onto land to eat seal pups. Another hunting strategy is that they make large waves to wash creatures ashore to drown them before eating.