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1. Killer Whale
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Description: Without a doubt, the killer whale is one of the most distinctive marine mammals in the world. Its size — seven to nine metres long and between four and five tones in weight — and its striking black-and-white colouring, and long, rounded body make it unmistakable.
(Web Page; Tue Apr 21 14:33:00 CDT 2015)
Description: Killer whales have been making the news lately. Wondering why? We’re glad you asked.
3. Killer Whale
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(Web Page; Fri Dec 11 12:07:00 CST 2015)
The killer whale is an iconic Canadian species that instils in many of us a sense of majestic wonder. However, these mammals are under serious pressure, from the quality of water they reside in to the impacts of climate change. It’s no wonder that the killer whale is a species at risk.
(Web Page; Mon Jun 10 13:53:00 CDT 2019)
Description: Which cetacean hunts at night? A. Common Dolphin B. Long-finned Pilot Whale C. Killer Whale D. Minke Whale
(Web Page; Mon Jul 28 20:54:00 CDT 2014)
By Annie Langlois
This beautiful and fierce whale is at-risk. Read on to learn all about the majestic killer whale.
7. Orca Whale
(Web Page; Fri Aug 02 13:09:00 CDT 2019)
Description: The orca (Orcinus orca), often called the killer whale, is actually the largest member of the dolphin family. Orcas are highly social animals that live in stable, family-related groups called pods. Their distinctive black-and-white colouring and large dorsal fin make them easy to spot and identify. As a result of increased water pollution, especially from toxic chemicals, they are listed as threatened under the Species at Risk Act. The average weight of an Ocra whale is 4 to 5 tonnes and measures between 7 to 9 metres. The lifespan for a male in the wild is 17 years and for females it's 29 years.
(Web Page; Fri Dec 11 08:56:00 CST 2015)
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is kicking off the New Year with a new crop of projects to fund. In 2011, the Endangered Species Program is supporting an array of new species – from the tiny Olympia oyster to the gargantuan killer whale.
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(Web Page; Fri Aug 16 09:26:00 CDT 2019)
Description: That was the focus of a two hour CBC radio show called Cross Country Check Up. Carolyn Callaghan, CWF senior conservation biologist, was a special guest on the Aug. 10 show. She agreed with callers from coast to coast who said that we are not doing enough to protect wildlife in Canada. She thanked those that are stepping forward to help. She said that the $1.3 billion commitment by the Government of Canada to protect 17 per cent of our lands by 2020 is an unparalleled investment in nature and will make a big difference but there is more we can do beyond setting aside protected areas. She said that 817 species are assessed to be at risk in Canada and we're not really recovering most of those species. As of May 2017 a review of 455 of those species listed at risk showed that most were not recovering. In fact, 65 per cent did not change their status. About 18 per cent ended up in a lower risk category and 18 per cent ended up in a higher risk category. She said recent news stories about killer whales, entangled right whales and efforts to help migrating salmon are heart wrenching. Once a species is listed at risk recovery is enormously difficult. "We need to focus on keeping our common species common and preventing species from getting listed in the first place."