Killer Whales/ Orcas

You can call these animals orcas or killer whales. They are carnavores. Killer whale can be found in all five oceans warm and cold water.  This animal is the biggest of the dolphin family.  A male orca weighs 6 tons and a female orca weighs 1/3 less than a male orca. Orcas grow to be 23 to 32 feet. Killer whales have massive teeth to hunt it prey. They have teeth up to 4 inches long. Orcas eat sea birds, squids, octopuses, sea turtles, sharks, rays, and fish. Killer whales hunt in pods 40 killer whales in each pod. Killer whales are very brilliant animal just like the dolphin. Killer whales has brains five times larger than us humans. There are three different type of killer whales Resident, Transient, and Offshore.

Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins are carnivores they eat meat. Dolphins eat squid, octopus, fish like grey mullet. Dolphins do not chew their food they swallow their food whole. Dolphins are mammals so they can be underwater for about 5 - 7 minutes then they come back up to the surface of the water to get a breath. An average dolphin weighs about 440 pounds.You can find bottlenose all over the world including the coast of the United States. Dolphins are very friendly. People often watch dolphins jump and play in the zoo. Dolphins injoy surfing on the waves.  You can help dolphins stay safe and healthy by not throwing trash into oceans and other wild life animals habitats. Dolphins swim in packs to keep young ones safe from sharks. Dolphins can live up to 40 years or more.  Dolphins are very clever animals.

Leatherback Sea Turtles

Leatherback Sea Turtles are omnivores. They are sometimes called the lute turtle or the leathery turtle. Leatherback turtles are the largest type of turtle in the world.  The front flippers of a Leatherback Sea Turtle can grow up to 8.5 feet long. The average length of a Leatherback Sea Turtle ranges from 6 to 7 feet long. Their average weight is 550 to 1500 pounds.  They do not have teeth. They have backward spikes on the inside of their upper lip.  They mostly eat jelly fish.  Leatherback Sea Turtles like to dive deep into the ocean during the day.  They stay closer to the top of the ocean at night.  They are a fast swimmer ranging from 1.5 to 6.5 miles per hour.  Males never leave the water.  Females only leave the ocean to lay eggs on the beach.

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