Data about <i>Orcinus orca</i>

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Distribution

 
latitude min
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-77.3 degrees
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latitude max
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73.63 degrees
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longitude min
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-174 degrees
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longitude max
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179.33 degrees
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geographic distribution includes
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Antarctica
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Azores Exclusive Economic Zone
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Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone
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Comores
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European waters (ERMS scope)
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Gulf of Maine
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Gulf of Mexico
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Gulf of Mexico
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Gulf of St. Lawrence
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high Arctic
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Kenya
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low Arctic
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Madagascar
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Mauritius
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Mediterranean Sea
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Mozambique
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New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone
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North West Atlantic
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North West Atlantic
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Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone
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Reunion
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Seychelles
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Seychelles
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Somalia
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Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone
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St. Lawrence Estuary
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Subantarctic Waters
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Tanzania
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United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone
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World Oceans
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Physical Description

 
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8,652.64 mm adult
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2,374.99 mm newborn animal
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body mass average
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4,300,000 g female
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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159,333.33 g
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4,300,000 g
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4,300,000 g
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4,300,000 g
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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6.63 log10 grams
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6.63 log10 grams
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5,628,758.66 g adult
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158,745.07 g newborn animal
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weight
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3,987,500.0 g adult
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180,000 g neonate stage
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Ecology

 
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carnivore
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habitat
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aquatic habitat
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bay
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beach
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coast
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coastal water body
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estuarine biome
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ice sheet
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iceberg
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iceberg
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island
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marine biome
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marine habitat
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mediterranean sea biome
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ocean
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ocean
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oceanic zone
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pelagic zone
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peninsula
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river
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river mouth
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saline water
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sea
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sea
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shore
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shore
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shoreline
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strait
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temperate
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terrestrial biome
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tropical
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trough
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habitat breadth
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1
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diet breadth
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2
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water depth max
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2,450 m
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water nitrate concentration min
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0.042 µmol/L
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water nitrate concentration max
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30.38 µmol/L
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water temperature min
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-1.69 degrees Celsius
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water temperature max
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29.2 degrees Celsius
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water silicate concentration min
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0.54 µmol/L
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water silicate concentration max
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83.02 µmol/L
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water phosphate concentration min
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0.053 µmol/L
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water phosphate concentration max
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2.13 µmol/L
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water dissolved O2 concentration min
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4.51 mL/L
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water dissolved O2 concentration max
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8.97 mL/L
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water O2 saturation min
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85.08 percent
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water O2 saturation max
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110.17 percent
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elevation median
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20.4 m
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elevation mean
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135.2 m
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elevation min
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20.4 m
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elevation max
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594.2 m
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water salinity min
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27.53 PSU
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water salinity max
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36.84 PSU
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Life History and Behavior

 
parental care
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No Paternal Care
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No Paternal Care
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home range average
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112,249.72 km²
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79,244.72 km²
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clutch/brood/litter size average
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1
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1
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clutch/brood/litter size
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1
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onset of fertility
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3,780 days female
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4,930 days male
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onset of fertility average
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4,989.76 days
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age at first reproduction average
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138.22 months
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138.22 months
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age at first birth average
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5,456.75 days female
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gestation period duration average
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14.89 months
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14.89 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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456.25 days
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inter-birth interval average
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1,825 days female
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inter-birth interval
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1,096 days
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litters per year median
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0.48
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litters per year average
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0.21
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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0.21
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litters per year
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0.2 per year
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total life span max
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1,200 months
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90 years
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population group size average
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9
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social group size average
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12
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weaning age average
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15.5 months
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15.5 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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415.76 days
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weaning age
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471 days
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prenatal development duration
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435 days
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mortality rate doubling time
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14 years
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life span max
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1,080 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1,080 months
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Mating System
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Not Monogamous
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Not Monogamous
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Social System
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Not Solitary
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Not Solitary
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Social Group Living
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Social Group Living
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Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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5.33 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
first appearance (younger bound)
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3.6 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (older bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0 million years ago
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Physiology and Cell Biology

 
body temperature
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309.15 kelvin
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Conservation

 
population trend
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Unknown
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conservation status
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data deficient
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extinction status
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extant
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extant
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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extant
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