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Killer Whale Orcinus orca Length 4-9m Distinctive, well-marked cetacean. The largest dolphin. Social, living in ‘pods’ of 5-20 animals. Feeds on fish, squid, seals and other cetaceans. Adult male has mainly blackish upperparts with grey saddle-like patch behind dorsal fin. Underparts are white and band of white extends onto flanks. Also has white patch behind eye. Dorsal fin is up to 1.8m tall, triangular and upright, sometimes even forward-leaning. Flippers are broad and paddle-shaped. Adult female is smaller with much shorter, shark-like dorsal fin.
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Killer Whale Orcinus orca Length 4-9m Distinctive, well-marked cetacean. The largest dolphin. Social, living in ‘pods’ of 5-20 animals. Feeds on fish, squid, seals and other cetaceans. Adult male has mainly blackish upperparts with grey saddle-like patch behind dorsal fin. Underparts are white and band of white extends onto flanks. Also has white patch behind eye. Dorsal fin is up to 1.8m tall, triangular and upright, sometimes even forward-leaning. Flippers are broad and paddle-shaped. Adult female is smaller with much shorter, shark-like dorsal fin.

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Date: 30 Jun 2013
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Credit: ANDREW CLEAVE/NPL
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Model Release: No
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Restrictions: Nature Photographers Ltd., West Wit, New Road, Little London, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 5EU. Tel: +44(0)1256 850661 web: www.naturephotographers.co.uk
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