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A Pod of Killer Whales

The Mysterious Life of the Intelligent Orca (Jean-Michel Cousteau Presents)

by Vicki Leon

  • 384 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by London Town Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whales,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Animals - Marine Life,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Marine Life,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Killer whale

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJeff Foott (Photographer)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8588340M
    ISBN 100976613476
    ISBN 109780976613473

    The book offer some of the early thoughts on killer whales, the attitude towards captivity and the impact of industrialization in many of the areas While doing so, he naturally builds in a lot of facts derived from his research and time spent with the whales/5.   A male Orca weighs anywhere from 4 to 6 tons and can get over 25′ long. Females range between a ton and a half and 3 tons, ranging up to 23′ long. They can propel that bulk at least as fast as 29 mph, meaning that the impact (mass X velocity) of a.

    The family are named The 27s pod after its matriarch's number in the Scottish Killer Whale ID Catalogue. They were spotted off Yell in the Shetland Islands, before surfacing in Thurso Bay on the.   As Allyson Chiu wrote for The Washington Post, the pod of killer whales that roams between Vancouver and San Juan Island has dwindled to .

    Researchers documented this week that both babies in the southern resident killer whale pods are still alive. That was welcome news for the population of endangered orcas that dropped to just   With their striking black and white markings and prevalence at marine parks, the killer whale, also known as the orca or Orcinus orca, is probably one of the most easily-recognized cetacean largest of the dolphin species, orcas live in oceans and seas around the world and can grow to 32 feet long and weigh up to six tons.


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A Pod of Killer Whales by Vicki Leon Download PDF EPUB FB2

This lively book introduces young readers to every aspect of these singular beasts, from their surprising social arrangements (living in lifelong family groups) to their pod-specific dialects to their awesome methods of killing prey.

Photos by noted wildlife cinematographer Jeff Foott include rare shots of killer whale /5(5). Despite the thrilling, high quality photographs of wild orcas and generally educational information, A Pod of Killer Whales is a bit of a mixed bag.

Early on, we read this wonderful, evocative paragraph on the maternal bond between killer whales: The most intimate unit of killer whale society is the maternal groupone female orca and her offspring/5. This lively book introduces young readers to every aspect of these singular beasts, from their surprising social arrangements (living in lifelong family groups) to their pod-specific dialects to their awesome methods of killing prey.

Photos by noted wildlife cinematographer Jeff Foott include rare shots of killer whale : London Town Press. This memoir and fact-filled volume on the lives of killer whales is written by a premier researcher who has spent her life learning about these fascinating creatures.

Visser’s account of her life, career and discoveries is perfect for a budding marine biologist, or anyone who wants to learn more about orcas. Of Orcas and Men by David NeiwertAuthor: Alice Nuttall. A Pod of Killer Whales | Images from Free Willy and captive killer whales performing at Sea World don t tell the real story of these marvelous creatures.

With their vast bulk and killer instincts, these predators weighing up to ten tons and eating more than pounds of food a day rule their underwater : London Town Press.

“Humans and killer whales have a long and complicated history, one that David Neiwert describes forcefully and eloquently in this fascinating and highly readable book.” - David Kirby, New York Times bestselling author of Death at SeaWorld “A wide-ranging, interesting book that should be required reading for school-aged environmentalists.”/5(69).

Killer whales live in stable social groups, called @'[email protected]' It has been suggested that the structure of such groups may influence the vital rates, and hence the fitness, of their members.

Mark Leiren-Young, author of Orcas Everywhere and director of The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, meets the humans who are fighting to save our oceans, orcas and environment. Find out how you can make waves. You can use the affiliate links below to support the pod. Join the Pod (53).

The survival story of a family from Staffordshire who were shipwrecked in the Pacific ocean 40 years ago by a school of killer whales. Homepage Accessibility links. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Pod of Killer Whales: The Mysterious and Beautiful Life of the Orca (, Paperback, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

Davy's Dream By Paul Owen Lewis Davy dreams of sailing with a pod of wild orca, the famous killer whales or "wolves of the sea.". ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "The mysterious and beautiful life of the orca."--Cover. Description: 39 pages: color illustrations. Get this from a library. A pod of killer whales.

[Vicki León; Jeff Foott] -- Looks at killer whales in the wild and in captivity. A4 pod is a killer whale family in British Columbia. As of Marchit consists of three matrilines and 15 members and is the family of Springer, the first orca to be successfully reintroduced to the wild after being handled by humans.

A4 pod is part of the Northern Resident community of orcas found in coastal waters ranging from mid-Vancouver Island to Southeastern Alaska up through the Queen Charlotte. A Pod of Killer Whales: The Mysterious Life of the Intelligent Orca by Vicki Leon A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Rating: % positive. The K-pod is part of a larger group of whales called a clan. There are three pods in the southern resident killer whale clan, J, K, and L.

Here is a list of K-Pod Members (Last Updated ): K Sequim (Female) Born Sequim is an experienced mother with 3 living and 3 deceased offspring.

Killer whale pod spotted off Northumberland coast Jump to media player Fishermen are joined by a pod of killer whales while collecting lobster pots in Northumberland. 07 May Share this with Facebook. A pod of killer whales, which included amongst its members a distinctive male called Old Tom, would assist whalers in hunting baleen whales.

The killer whales would find target whales, shepherd them into Twofold Bay or neighbouring regions of coast, and then often swim many kilometres away from the location of the hunt to alert the whalers at their cottage to their presence and often help to kill the whales.

The killer whales would some times "spy-hop" which is where they look for food on the ice. Here is an awesome spy hopping video. I think the commentary gives a pretty good idea of what it. K pod is the smallest of the three Southern Resident Killer Whales pods with only 18 members.

The oldest female is K12 Sequim, who is thought to be 48 years old and have three living offspring and is a grandmother to K33, Tika.

K pod has three mature males, K21 (32 years old), K25 (27 years old), and K26 (25 years old). As of NovemberJ pod consisted of 23 orca whales.

This pod is well known for J2/Granny who died inbut was thought to be around years old, making her the oldest known Southern Resident Killer Whale. J1/Ruffles died in at the age of 59, and was thought to be the oldest male within the Southern Resident killer whale community.Killer whale pods are based on the lineage of the mother (mothers, daughters, and sons form groups); the whales live and travel with their mothers even after they are .Killer Whales.

Injury More than killer whales in eight resident (fish eating) pods regularly use Prince William Sound/Kenai Fjords as part of their ranges. Transient (marine mammal eating) groups are observed in the Sound less frequently, but some (the AT1 population) use the Sound year-round.