Status of the false killer whale
, Pseudorca crassidens, in Canada.
False killer whales
share some characteristics with the real killers, though they are not as aggressive.
The baby wholphin displays notable characteristics inherited from her hybrid lineage of being one-fourth false killer whale
and three-fourths Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
One fisherman reported a false killer whale
surfacing immediately astern of his boat holding the catch (a marlin) crosswise in its jaws (Zimmerman, 1983).
The daytime behind-the-scenes tour (featuring a false killer whale
and her year-old calf) and evening dinner show cost extra.
Researchers in Hawaii measured the hearing of a female false killer whale
, and found that she could fine-tune her most crucial sense.
Xenobalanus was not observed on seven cetacean species and on one genus for which the species could not be identified: pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata); Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei); Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens); melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra); sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus); false killer whale
(Pseudorca crassidens), rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis); and three unidentified beaked whale individuals (Mesoplodon spp.
In the early morning hours of December 23, 2004, Kekaimalu -- the only known living hybrid of a false killer whale
and Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, or "wholphin" -- gave birth to a female calf.
Humpback whales, dwarf minke whales, false killer whales
, killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, sperm whales and beaked whales are becoming more popular as research topics and entertainments for commercial whale watching.
While humpback whales are the most commonly sighted, other species include dwarf minke whales which are largely seen in the far northern part of the Marine Park, as well as false killer whales
, killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, sperm whales and various beaked whales.
In January 2013, 16 False Killer Whales
beached at Al Sawadee, of whom had 12 died, with two in-calf.
Wilson also said that they found almost no food remains when they opened the stomachs of the dead false killer whales
For example, the shearing, tooth-to-tooth occlusion of Dakosaurus is today found in false killer whales