Killer whales live mostly in cool coastal waters. However, they can be found in most oceans across the globe. The least likely area to find them is in the middle of open warm areas, such as the Pacific Ocean. More »

Blue whales live in all the oceans across the globe. They are migratory, and travel great distances at different times in their lives. The three main regions where blue whales are found are the North Atlantic, the North ... More »

Whales have hair, as all species of whales are aquatic mammals. Instead of having scales, like most other marine animals, whales have a fine layer of hair over their bodies. More »

Killer whales, sharks and false killer whales eat whales. False killer whales and killer whales may hunt whales in packs. Humans are largely considered to be the primary predator of whales. More »

Killer whales are not actually whales; they are the largest dolphin species. The name "killer whale" comes from the transposed nickname "killer of whales" Spanish hunters gave to these dolphins in the 1700s. More »

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Killer whales have symbiotic relationships with barnacle and small fish, called cleanser fish. These relationships may be symbiotic or commensal, which means one species benefits from the relationship, while the other is... More »

Killer whales can reach 28 mph in short bursts. Their speed allows them to catch many kinds of prey, including seals, sea lions, dolphins and other whales, sharks, otters and sea birds. More »

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