THE KILLER WHALE
The Killer Whale
males are 7-10 m long and weigh 4½-10 tons and females are 5½-8½
m and 2½-7½ tons. The
head is large and the flippers are paddle like.
The large dorsal fin of the males, sometimes two metres
long and mostly straight, is by some considered to be a sexual
sign. The upper
body is black, the underside is white, and there are white
patches behind the eyes. The
teeth are 40-56 and cone shaped.
Life expectancy is 100 years.
Killer Whale underside
the baleen whales, orcas are "toothed" whales, with
true teeth rather than fibrous plates for filter-feeding. They
catch single prey, ranging from fish, squid, penguins, seals,
dolphins, porpoises, and even whales, including the largest
whale of all, the blue whale.
A Killer Whale jump
backs Iceland's whaling decision Seattle Post
Greens dismayed at Iceland whaling decision Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand -
is being greeted with dismay by Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei. ...
to Resume Commercial Whaling
Los Angeles Times, CA -
warrior to come to Iceland IcelandReview, Iceland -
Scoop Just Politics News Summary
Finnair strike expected to continue next week
International Herald Tribune, France -
Tharp She Gets Shot! The Return of Whaling in Iceland
Plenty Magazine, NY -
is affecting tourism IcelandReview, Iceland -
FiNS Magazine, Singapore -
to resume commercial whaling after almost 2
USA Today 17-10-06
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) is the leading
international charity dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and
welfare of all ... www.wdcs.org/dan/publishing.nsf/
Iceland's ambassador to Britain is summoned to explain his country's return to commercial whaling. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6064028.stm
Iceland reveals its plans to catch whales again for the first time since 1989, despite the international whaling moratorium. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2910655.stm
The most commonly used argument in Iceland is that whaling must be resumed before the whales start ... Yearly report on Iceland whale watching industry: ... www.global500.org/news_83.html
My opinion: Iceland's reasons for scientific whaling are FUBAR and if we can ... I wonder how many of you criticising Iceland's whaling have actually read ... weblog.greenpeace.org/iceland/archives/001530.html
Stop Icelandic Whaling: Arctic Sunrise Expedition 2005, Stop Icelandic Whaling: Arctic ... tourism in Iceland IF Iceland discontinues whaling. One Icelandic ...
says it is very disappointed Iceland has decided to resume
commercial whaling Iceland has authorised an annual hunt of 30
minke and nine of the ...
whaling proposal threatens its growing whale-watching industry.
In 2002, more than 62000 people went whale-watching in Iceland.
pro-whaling nation Japan on Wednesday welcomed Iceland's
decision to resume commercial whaling, saying Iceland's
catch won't "endanger the whale ...
I am appalled to learn that Iceland has decided to resume commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research, and plans to kill 38 minke whales this ... www.whales.org.au/alert/iceletter.html
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