Close Encounters of the Orca Kind

Orca killer whale

Orca or the Killer whale, is the largest species of Delphinidae (oceanic dolphin family). They can be found in the world’s vast oceans, from the icy cold waters of the Arctic and Antartica to tropical warm waters.

They often get a bad rap, but feed mostly on fish. Some populations will hunt warm-blooded marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions and sometimes even larger whales.

Seeing one of the majestic killer whales can be a once in a lifetime experience.  Esther Kiviat wrote an article about her first-hand account seeing a killer whale near Vancouver Island.  Full article

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