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Orcas: formidable animals of the sea


The orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest species of dolphin - Image: Shutterstock / Karina Wallton

Killer whales are better known as orcas. They weigh several tons and feel at home in the great seas of the world. In our picture gallery you can see some of the beautiful animals! The orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest species of dolphin - Image: Shutterstock / Karina Wallton Submerged! Until next time, beautiful orca! - Image: Shutterstock / Tatiana Ivkovich These whales can be over nine meters long, ... - Image: Shutterstock / Tory Kallman ... and weigh several tons. Splash! - Image: Shutterstock / Doptis The large triangular dorsal fin is particularly striking - Image: Shutterstock / Tory Kallman The impressive animals can also be found all over the world - Image: Shutterstock / Tory Kallman They feel particularly at home in the North Atlantic and Pacific and the Arctic Oceans - Image: Shutterstock / Monika Wieland Hardly alone: ‚Äč‚ÄčOrcas can be found in groups most of the time - Image: Shutterstock / Christian Musat Killer whales use acoustic signals to communicate with each other - Image: Shutterstock / FineShine Their life expectancy varies, but is approximately 50-60 years - Image: Shutterstock / Mogens Trolle

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