Killer Whale, Orcinus orca


Orcinus orca, Killer Whale

Locality: Pacific Ocean
Formation: recent non-fossil
Length: 3 m (10 feet)
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Orcinus orca Killer Whale

Commonly referred to as a Killer Whale, Blackfish, or Orca, Orcinus orca is found in all of the world’s oceans, and is generally considered the apex predator of the marine ecosystem. Killer whales have exceptional intelligence as predators and have been captured on video cooperatively hunting to tackle large and dangerous prey, including great white sharks.