the largest members of
* They can grow up to 10
meters long and weigh up to almost 10
* Their black and white
markings, and their long slim
dorsal fins make them easy to recognize.
* Their coloring makes them look smaller than they are to their prey.
* Their dorsal fin has a shape unique to every individual which often
helps with identification.
* They communicate by clicks
and other sounds.
* They are fast
swimmers - they can swim 55km/h.
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of about 20-30 members, and they often cooperate
While all whales are meat eaters, and all toothed whales are active
killers, most of them take small prey like fish and smaller - while
killer whales are the only whales that can killlarge sea creatures
such as seals and sea lions.
* They are found in all
oceans in the world.
* Some of the better known places
to see them are off the coasts of Alaska, British
Columbia, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, northern Japan, northern New
Zealand, Antarctica and Peninsula Valdes in southern South America.