General Description

Body black with a white oval patch behind the eye and white underneath. Dorsal fin triangular (male) or with curved edge (female). Water spray from blowhole sprays low and wide. Up to 10 m long.


Killer Whales hunt in groups when they are chasing larger prey. They eat fish, squid, sea birds, seals and small whales. Humans interactions include: Bio-accumulation of toxins.


Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.


Open oceans and near seal colonies.

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