Interesting facts about killer whales!
This video is called BBC Natural World: The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales.
From Wildlife Extra:
Killer whales found to eavesdrop on prey
December 2013: UK Scientists have found evidence that marine-mammal-eating killer whales rely on acoustic clues to locate their prey.
While biologists had evidence that the whales do not echolocate while hunting, due to the excellent hearing of the seals, porpoises and other animals the whales hunt, they were still unsure exactly how the animals do find their prey in the murky northern waters off the west coast of North America.
However, a two-year study by Volker Deecke, a researcher at the Centre for Wildlife Conservation at the University of Cumbria, UK has revealed that killer whales can successfully locate prey even in near-complete darkness. Deecke notes that this new evidence of night-time hunting rules out visual cues as the only means of prey…
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