Friday, July 26, 2013

Killer Whales: Powerful Predators

An Orca, or killer whale as they are often known, is one of the most powerful predators in the world.

Picture from National Geographic

They feast on marine life such as seals, sea lions, fish, squid, sea birds and sometimes even whales.  They have been known to grab seals right off the ice.  They make use of their teeth that can be up to four inches long to snag their prey.

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