Essays Tagged: "Killer whale"

Dolphins

ffeo is thesmallest of all dolphins averaging about 4 feet. The bottlenoseis closer to 10 feet. The killer whale, which is also considered adolphin, can grow to be 30 feet long. The pilot whale is als ... is classified as Delphinusdelphis, and the buffeo dolphin is classified as Sotalia fluviatilis.The killer whale is classified as Orcinus orca and the white-sided dolphin is classified as Lagenorhynch ...

(6 pages) 106 0 2.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This essay is about the Killer Whales Scientific Classification: Order & Genus

Killer whales, a beutiful large mammal, largest of th dolphin family. The scientific order of all ty ... is broken down into three further groups as well: the toothed whales or Odontoceti, which includes killer whales, dolphins, porpoises, beluga whales, and sperm whales, the baleen whales or Mysticeti, ... chaeoceti order, which are all now extinct. The genus of these species is Orcinus orca. Family. The killer whale is the largest in its family of delphinid. Bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, and Pa ...

(7 pages) 67 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Three endangered species.

anisms, there are some of the most amazing species such as the orcas, or more commonly known as the killer whales, Bradshaw's desert parsleys, a rare plant only found in United States, and also the Sc ... rare plant only found in United States, and also the Schaus Swallowtail Butterflies.female maleThe killer whales are once called the "tyrants of the sea" by the Romans for their ferocity, who killed ...

(11 pages) 119 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Oceanariums: Beneficial to the animals and the public

ne mammals and fish from the wild and place them in captivity. It has been thought that "In captive killer whales, it [captivity] is the probable cause of dorsal fin collapse, as without the support o ... e from Sea World San Diego on September 01, 2001 at 8pm. An orca whale had given birth to the first killer whale conceived through artificial insemination. It's mother Kasatka spent four hours in labo ...

(7 pages) 64 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The Killer Whale. taxonomy, ecology, evolutionary history, reproduction, distribution, morphological characteristics, behavioral characteristics, and conservation.

TAXONOMY AND EVOLUTION Killer whales are in the order Cetacea which includes all dolphins, porpoises, and whales. They belo ... e toothed whales, dophins and porpoises. They belong to the family Delphinidae or the dolphins, and killer whales are the largest of the group. The genus is Orcinus and species is orca. Killer whales ... extinct ancient land mammals that ventured back into the sea. One fossil that closely resembles the killer whale is Ambulocetues natans which was found in Pakistan to have legs but also many character ...

(9 pages) 39 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

"Killer Whales: An Overview" An overview of the habitation, characteristics and habits of killer whales.

Killer whales inhabit the cooler waters of both the western and northern hemispheres, where sea life ... it the cooler waters of both the western and northern hemispheres, where sea life is most abundant. Killer whales are mainly black or deep brown in color, having large white patches on their lower jaw ... .5 m (27.5 ft) long, and males to up to 9.8 m (31.9 ft) long as they become fully-grown adults. All killer whales have a large dorsal fin protruding out of their mid-back, noting that the adult male's ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.9 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The New Grandma

the time I was notified of a trip to California, it was actually to a Sea World with Shamu a giant killer whale. But my older brothers told me it was to see our grandparents (Older brothers like to t ...

(5 pages) 348 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Killer Whales

Killer whales, next to humans, are the most widely distributed mammals. Killer whales live in all oc ... s not to mention the Resurrection Bay, Kachemak Bay, San Juan Islands, and Orcas Island.In addition killer whales also have been seen in warm water areas such as Hawaii, Australia, Galapagos Islands, ... Galapagos Islands, Bahamas, and the Gulf of Mexico. These sightings are rare, but they do show the killer whales' ability to venture around. Even more surprising is that the killer whales have been s ...

(3 pages) 14 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

First Year In Three Words

ler coasters and scary rides. Also, they took me to Marine World, where I get to see a really large killer whale up so close. In addition, they took me to the Golden Gate bridge which is the longest a ...

(1 pages) 338 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Whales

The killer whales ranks as one of the most widely distributed of the more than eight species of warm-blo ... he most widely distributed of the more than eight species of warm-blooded and air breathing whales. Killer whales have been sighted always in large numbered packs in almost every major ocean and sea o ... have been sighted always in large numbered packs in almost every major ocean and sea on the plant. Killer whales spend about 95 percent of their lives under water. The killer whale is a very extraord ...

(2 pages) 10 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Analysis of Whales

led their Fluke up and down. The fastest a whale swims is 30 mph and this feat is done daily by the killer or Orca Whale.You may have seen on Television or if you're lucky in person, whales jumping ou ... numbers are beginning to improve and more and more Humpbacks are being seen in the wild. The Killer Whale or Orca as its scientifically named is probably the most recognized of all the whales i ...

(7 pages) 30 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

blackfish movie review

cking and unapologetic, Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary 'Blackfish" tells you the story of the killer whale Tilikum, and his life in captivity as a performing killer whale at a marine-theme park ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

sea world

The true story of sea worlds orcasThe main attraction of sea world is its amazing Orcas or Killer Whales, a name they have well earned due to the many attacks that have taken place through ou ... ve well earned due to the many attacks that have taken place through out the years at sea world.The killer whales at sea world have been preforming in front of large crowds for years, impressing the c ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Orcas in Captivity

d the constant exposure to a parade of strangers. Expert caretakers would continue to train retired whales for veterinary procedures, but would not get in the water and would remain at a safe distance ... utions/http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/features/30-years-three-deaths-tilikums-tragic-story/http://us.whales.org/issues/fate-of-captive-orcas-in-2014

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology