Orcinus orca

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Synonyms for Orcinus orca

predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin

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2007: Baleen whales are not important as prey for killer whales Orcinus orca in high-latitude regions.
controversy surrounds the idea of a single species of Orcinus orca.
for scrutiny of the single species Orcinus orca for at least sixteen
Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor in northern Puget Sound, Alexandra Morton of Raincoast Research at Simoon Sound near the north end of Vancouver Island, and other observers now conclude that there are two basic populations of Orcinus orca with different social and behavioral patterns.
The first, provisionally named Orcinus glacialis, is noticeably smaller in all dimensions than the familiar Orcinus orca.
Scientists once thought killer whales all belonged to the species Orcinus orca.
According to Thabit Zahran Al Abdul Salaam, Director of Marine Biodiversity Management at EAD, the killer whale, or Orcinus orca, despite the name, are not considered a threat to humans.
A Photographic catalog of killer whales, Orcinus orca, from the central Gulf of Alaska to the southeastern Bering Sea.
Nuevos registros puntuales incluyen especies adicionales de mamiferos marinos en la zona, tales como Orcinus orca (Sanchez-Diaz y Meraz, 2001), Physeter macrocephalus y Ziphius cavirostris (Perez-Bouchez y Gordillo-Morales, 2002).
Orcinus orca (orca, "killer whale") is ah uncommon species (although reports of these species have increased in the last few years) and Balaenoptera physalus (fin whale) is very rare.
IT'S CONSIDERED somewhat politically incorrect to refer to Orcinus orca as the killer whale.
First record of an anomalously white killer whale, Orcinus orca, near St.