The first three records of killer whales ( Orcinus orca ) killing and eating blue whales ( Balaenoptera musculus )

  title={The first three records of killer whales (
 Orcinus orca
 ) killing and eating blue whales (
 Balaenoptera musculus
  author={John A. Totterdell and Rebecca Wellard and Isabella M. Reeves and Brodie Elsdon and Pia Markovic and Machiko Yoshida and Ashleigh Fairchild and Gemma Sharp and Robert L. Pitman},
  journal={Marine Mammal Science},
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    acta ethologica
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