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noun as in cetacean

noun as in whale

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In July, 15 tribal nations came together on the Squaxin Island reservation in Washington State to discuss how they can help the Pacific Northwest wild salmon and the orca that rely on it to survive.

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Leg-burning descents are punctuated with incredible wildlife experiences, like spotting breaching orcas as you carve from summit to sea.

The orcas have been suffering from starvation, ocean noise, and pollution.

They found that individuals were spending more time interacting with others of the same sex and of similar age, with younger orcas and female orcas displaying the most robust social lives.

Within orca families, individuals live nearly five times longer if grandmothers are present.

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The killer app, code-named Orca, transmogrified into a beached whale on election day.

Why did Tilikum, the highly intelligent, 12,000 pound Orca, kill his trainer?

On Election Day, Team Romney deployed ORCA, a failed, bloated and beached technology.

But he's right to assert the GOP's problem is deeper than ORCA and social media.

But one new fashion site uses just that—an orca whale—to model its clothes.

One night the captain's boat was attacked by a species of fish known as a "killer" (Orca), and its bows were stove in.

It may be that he imagined Ramiro del' Orca to be acting under Cesare's instructions.

A truly terrible toothed whale is the large porpoise called the killer (known to zoologists as Orca gladiator).

Cranial and dental characters generally like those of Orca, except that the roots of the teeth are cylindrical.

One kind alone (Orca) eats other warm-blooded animals, as seals, and even members of its own order, both large and small.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to orca, such as: beluga, dolphin, grampus, mammal, narwal, and porpoise.

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