KILLER WHALE BIOLOGY
behaviors

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Killer whales will sometimes “play” and engage in other behaviors.

transientgroup2_deroosWhen traveling, killer whales generally will come to the surface three or four times in a row, and then go down on a longer and deeper dive that lasts several minutes.

 

 


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Killer whale breaching, or jumping all the way out of the water.

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Tail slap

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Pec slap

spyhop_deeckeSpyhopping is when a killer whale sticks its head up and out of the water.

 

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