A thrilling card of a magnificent marine mammal, one of the ocean’s top predators. The Blackfish Orca Killer Whale cover is navy blue and shows a leaping orca. Open the card to a black and white 3-D orca breaching high above rough sea waves.
Breaching allows the whale to communicate when the noise of the ocean would mask acoustic signals.
This is a card for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, zoologists, ocean preservationists, orca fans, scientists, whale watchers and outdoorsmen.
An orca is a marine mammal. They are considered whales because of their name ‘killer whale’, but orcas are actually dolphins. In fact, they are the largest member of the dolphin family.
Orcas are incredibly popular as they are the most widely distributed of all whales and dolphins, found in every single ocean. They are very familiar with their black and white colouring but depending on where they live, they have very different appearances, behavior, ways of communicating and diet.
Orcas are highly intelligent, highly adaptable and able to communicate and coordinate hunting tactics. They are extremely fast swimmers and have been recorded at speeds of up to 35 mph. A wild orca pod can cover over 100 miles a day, foraging and socializing.
What they eat:
Killer whales hunt everything from fish to walruses: seals, sea lions, penguins, squid, sea turtles, sharks and even other kinds of whales are all on their menu. Depending on the season and where they are, their diet varies – some eat plenty of fish and squid, others feast mostly on seals and penguins. But wherever they are in any of the world’s oceans, average-sized killer whales may eat about 500 pounds of food a day. No wild orcas have ever attacked a human.
Orcas speak with a local dialect:
Whales and dolphins are known for making a variety of sounds to communicate and navigate. Scientists recently learned that regional pods make distinctive noises akin to a local dialect! These whistles and calls are different from the “clicks” used for navigating by echolocation.