June 12, 2012
Orcas are beautiful and powerful, and although they are often called Killer Whales, they are not, in fact, whales (unlike this guy for example). The term orca is preferred by some to avoid the negative connotations of killer.
Orcas are actually dolphins; they are the largest of the dolphin, or delphinidae, family. Another member of this family is Hector’s dolphin. If you look closely at its shape, you’ll see that Orcas are more similar to it than to any of the larger species of whale.
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