The Orca Whale
By Kelsea


Orca reach a length of over 9 m . Male orca weigh 8,000 to 12,000 pounds at their highest. Female orca weigh 3,000 to 8,000 pounds at their highest. They can reach a speed of 30 mph. It is the largest of the dolphin family. The orca is warm blooded like other whales. They inhabit all oceans of he world, but are most numerous in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and in areas of cold water. They have good eyesight both under water and above water. Orca are usually seen in pods of between 3-25 individuals , usually including at least one large male orca. They eat about 67% fish , 27% marine mammals , and 6% squid .
The male orca have a much larger dorsal fin than Than the females. Female orca average  one birth to every ten years. Female orca live longer than male orca.The orca is the largest predator of warm blooded animals ever known. Orca are only black and white, but have extravagant markings. Next to humans the orca is the most widely distributed mammal of the ocean.In  Orcas got their name "killer whale" not from killing people but from killing othe2005 the orca was endangered .r orca. Fishes, squids, seals, sea lions, walruses, birds, sea turtles, otters, penguins, polar bears, reptiles, and a moose have all been found in the stomach of the orca.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=84
http://www.aqua.org/downloads/pdf/whales.pdf
Ralph HackerThe orca in air .This orca is coming up for air.Ten orca are in a pod .This is a female orca with her baby.