Killer Whales

What is it: 

Adult male killer whales may reach a length of 9 m, about 25% larger than adult females, and have a very tall, triangular and erect dorsal fin, which is sometimes tilted forwards. Immatures and adult females both have a smaller, sickle-shaped dorsal fin and cannot readily be distinguished from one another. When the animal surfaces, the grey saddle shows up over the black back, behind the dorsal fin. It has a conical-shaped black head, with a distinctive white oval patch above and behind the eye, an indistinct beak, white throat and large paddle-shaped flippers.


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