Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CANADA ~Whales-Orca ~

...found this wonderful surprise when I emptied my mailbox today...beautiful new postcard for my whale collection...a pod of Orcas seen at sunset...thanks a million Laura!!

Love the stamps too:
Endangered Wildlife-Bowhead whale.
(Issued 10-04-1979) and  narwhal

The orca or killer whale is a toothed whale that is an efficient predator. Orcas grow to be about 27-33 feet (8-10 m) long, weighing more than 8,000-12,000 pounds (3.600-5.400 kg). They are the largest member of the dolphin family. Pods usually consist of males, females, and calves of varying ages. Females and juveniles generally remain in the center of the pod, while adult males swim at the wings.

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