2 Male Killer Whales
Is the killer whale a dolphin or a whale?
It’s a dolphin, but all dolphins are a sub-category of whales. So, it’s in the whale general class but specifically, it’s in the dolphin family. Killer dolphin probably would have been a more appropriate name.
Are killer whales above the great white shark in the food chain?
Yes. Killer whales have no natural predators and occasionally eat great whites.
Should ‘killer whale’ be capitalized in a sentence?
Not according to NOAA Fisheries. Only capitalize the proper name part, if there is one: Fraser’s dolphin, Hector’s dolphin.
What is the closest relative to a killer whale?
The Irrawaddy dolphin.
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How many species of sea turtles are there?
There are seven species of sea turtles:
- Kemp’s Ridleyive Ridle
- Olive Ridley
What is the largest and smallest species of sea turtle?
The Leatherback is the largest sea turtle with an average length of 5 feet and a weight of 700 lbs. The largest Leatherback ever found was 8.5 long and weighed 2019 lbs. It’s on display at the National Museum Cardiff (read its neat story here)
The largest leatherback turtle ever in its new display at the National Museum, Cardiff
The Kemp’s Ridley is the smallest sea turtle with an average length of 2 feet and a weight of 100 lbs. It’s also the rarest using only 1 nesting site located on a beach in Rancho Nuevo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. [click to continue…]
How many species of cod are there?
Atlantic, Pacific and Greenland cod
Which species is the smallest, largest and how long do they live for?
The Greenland is the smallest (35 lbs) and lives for 12 years. The Atlantic is the largest (200 lbs) and lives for 25 years. The Pacific lives for 20 years.
Are Blue cod, Murray cod, Eastern cod actually real cod?
No. Cod stocks are dropping due to overfishing, so other fish are mislabeled as cod to increase their value and appeal.
I caught a cod, how can I tell what it’s been eating?
If it’s teeth are sharp, then it’s been eating other fish. If they are dull, then it’s been bottom-feeding on crabs and clams. [click to continue…]
Is it seahorse or sea horse?
Either is acceptable and we will use them interchangeably here.
What is the plural of seahorse?
What do sea horses eat?
Their diet consists of fish larva and small shrimp.
Why do seahorses resemble horses?
The curved neck gives them a greater range of motion when catching prey as compared to their cousin, the pipefish. [click to continue…]