They're immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring.
They can grow up to 9 m in length, with male dorsal fins reaching higher than a metre.
Smart and social, orcas make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a distance.
They are the biggest species of Dolphin but this doesn't hold them back from pulling off amazing acrobatic tricks!
They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.
Fish species are important in their diet, such as salmon, tuna, herring, cod, sharks and rays. Squid, octopus, sea birds and sea turtles are also eaten and even other species of marine mammals!