Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pseudorca Crassidens

Close to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium there are two different dolphin shows, this photograph is of the False Killer Whale (Pseudorca Crassidens), a cetacean, and the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). It lives in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. As its name implies, the False Killer Whale shares characteristics such as appearance with the more widely known Orca (killer whale). Like the orca, the False Killer Whale attacks and kills other cetaceans. However, the two dolphin species are not closely related.

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