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Vocal traditions among resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in coastal waters of British Columbia
Underwater vocalizations were recorded during repeated encounters with 16 pods, or stable kin groups, of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off the coast of British Columbia. Pods were identifiedExpand
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Dietary specialization in two sympatric populations of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in coastal British Columbia and adjacent waters
Two forms of killer whale (Orcinus orca), resident and transient, occur sympatrically in coastal waters of British Columbia, Washington State, and southeastern Alaska. The two forms do not mix, andExpand
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Acoustic behaviour of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Recordings of underwater vocalizations and behavioural observations were collected from 16 photographically identified resident pods of killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, BritishExpand
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Killer whales : the natural history and genealogy of Orinus orca in British Columbia and Washington
Watching killer whales in the wild in British Columbia and Washington state has become a popular recreational activity in the last decade. Nothing quite matches the thrill of witnessing a pod ofExpand
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Selective foraging by fish-eating killer whales Orcinus orca in British Columbia
As the apex non-human marine predator, the killer whale Orcinus orca feeds on a wide diversity of marine fauna. Different ecotypic forms of the species, which often exist in sympatry, may haveExpand
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The mixed blessing of echolocation: differences in sonar use by fish-eating and mammal-eating killer whales
Despite well-documented experimental evidence of echolocation in toothed whales, virtually nothing is known about the use and functional significance of cetacean sonar in the wild. Here, the patternsExpand
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Killer Whale: Orcinus orca
Summary The killer whale, the ocean’s apex predator, has a cosmopolitan range through all the worlds oceans and most seas. It is the largest member of the family Delphinidae and has very distinctiveExpand
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Dialect change in resident killer whales: implications for vocal learning and cultural transmission
Variation in vocal signals among populations and social groups of animals provides opportunities for the study of the mechanisms of behavioural change and their importance in generating andExpand
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Quantifying complex patterns of bioacoustic variation: use of a neural network to compare killer whale (Orcinus orca) dialects.
A quantitative measure of acoustic similarity is crucial to any study comparing vocalizations of different species, social groups, or individuals. Expand
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Killer whale predation on bluefin tuna: exploring the hypothesis of the endurance-exhaustion technique
Killer whales Orcinus orca occur in the area of the Strait of Gibraltar, where they prey on migrating bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus. In the spring, killer whales were observed to chase tuna for up toExpand
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