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Killer Whales Orcinus Orca by Mind Map: Killer Whales
Orcinus Orca
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Killer Whales Orcinus Orca

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Habitat

Around Canadian Oceans

Atlantic Ocean, around Vancouver Island

Hudson Bay

Gulf of the St. Lawrence

Water they live in

Temperature of Water, From Under 0 Degrees to Warmer Waters

Mostly seen in Several Metres Under Water

Most Killer Whales found in Salt Water

Air is also needed for Killer Whales

Killer Whales are Mammals so they need Oxygen to live

Threats

Polluted Water

People throw Persistent Organic Pollutants (Toxic Chemicals) in Habitat of Killer Whales, Also affect the prey of Killer Whales which they need (to eat), Chemicals in water affect Killer Whale's Health

Less Prey for Killer Whales

Killer Whales than get Less Healthier

Some people kill Killer Whales on Purpose

Use Killer Whales for Meat and Oil

Feeding

Types of Prey Under Water that Killer Whales Eat

Sea Turtles

Squid

River Otters

Sea Lion

Mainly Fish

Types of Prey Not in Water that Killer Whales Eat (Only Transient)

Pig

Moose

Deer

Description

Size

Six to Eight Metres Long (Male usually Greater)

Weight

Four to Five Tonne

Black and White Patterns

Tall Dorsal Fin (Middle of Back)

Men, Around 1.8 metres long in height (triangular)

Female, Around 0.9 metres or less in height

Tail Flukes

Pectoral Fins

Action Plan

What the Government can Do

Start Programs/Clubs to Protect Killer Whales

Reduce the Pollution of Water

What I can Do

Convince Other People to help Killer Whales

Donate Money to Killer Whale Foundations

What Non-Government and Other People can Do

Convince Large Companies to reduce dumping Toxic Chemicals in Ocean

Protest for the Better (Clean Ocean and food) of Killer Whales

Volunteer to help Killer Whales

Map

Groups

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetacea

Family: Delphinidae

Genus: Orcinus

Species: Orca

Interesting Facts

live in pods (family-related groups)

Killer Whales Never Leave Parents, Male or Female

Use whistles, squeaks to communicate with each other

they can find/hear own pod from severals miles away from distinctive songs

each pods have own unique sound

Live around for 50-80 years because they have no predators

Use Clicking Sounds that bounces of fish and other things to find prey

Called Echo-Location

Only 50 000 Killer Whales Left

Photos

Life Cycle

Killer Whales Never Leave their Parents, Male and Female

From 50- 80 years

Some Killer Whales die when born and age of 6 months

Resources

Hinterland Who's Who - Killer Whales

Species at Risk Public Registry

Killer Whale Quick Facts

Youtube- Orcas: Endangered in Puget Sound - Calling for Help

Canada Status

Endangered (threatened)

Around 50 000 Killer Whales left in World

Video

Vocalizations of Killer Whale

Use Squeaking or Clicking Sound to Communicate with each other

Echo- Location

A Clicking Sound that bounces of prey. Used For finding Prey to Eat