Killer Whales are the supreme predators in the ocean. Today we are learning to respect them as intelligent and adaptable animals, rather than fear them as loathsome creatures once imagined in legends.
This introduction to killer whales, or orcas, pieces together the latest information on their life histories. We learn how they communicate and maintain well-established societies, with intricate family relationships, over long lifespans. However, we also learn that killer whales must now contend with toxic pollutants, overfishing of their prey and a host of other environmental concerns.
Illustrates by the world’s best wildlife photographers, this book brings us face to face with these intriguing creatures in their underwater realm, where they play an essential part in the diversity of the world’s oceans.