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. 

17 comments:

Huggybear said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

They are such beautiful creatures.

DEZMOND said...

Grampus is such a funny name

Kati said...

I never heard of grampus before!

-Kati

Emmylou said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cool to know!

Margaret D said...

Great creatures however.
Happy New Year..

RO said...

Beautiful!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew grampus was a nickname for them

bj said...

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

Mama Zen said...

They are so beautiful! Happy New Year, Adam!

Martha said...

They are such beautiful creatures.

Anna and Klaudia said...

So beautiful <33 Happy New Year my dear ;)
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bj said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Christine said...

Didn't know all those names!

Bethany Carson said...

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