Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fact of the Day: Orca Names

Orcas are commonly known as killer whales. Though they also have the nick-names blackfish and grampus. 

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  1. One member of the marine family that you don't want to be
    near. They are deadly serious with a capital "D" for deadly.
    Readers may find this interesting - "Old Tom".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Tom_(killer_whale)

    Thankfully they are not a menace to Australian beaches, but they have been observed off shore.
    B J Hunicut aka Colin

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    1. Yes they are beautiful in their natural habitat and not as performing "sea clowns" in restricted places like Sea World!!!
      But just remember - they are extremely dangerous.
      B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  3. I never heard of grampus before!

    -Kati

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  4. Hahahaha....grampus:D Related to Krampus?

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  5. Great creatures however.
    Happy New Year..

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  6. Never knew grampus was a nickname for them

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  7. they are pretty to look at but not to play around with....

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  8. They are so beautiful! Happy New Year, Adam!

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  9. ooo, and your cute remark that i could invite Frosty the Snowman to a pool party has me wanting to get out in the COLD and build a snowman...hahhaa....too cute

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  10. Interesting! Orca definitely sounds much less foreboding than "killer whale."

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