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Pictures of the day: 21 March 2013

A whale flashes a killer smile as he homes in on his lunch, off Kona, Hawaii.The photograph shows what appears to be a big grin plastered across the face of a False Killer Whale as he patrols the sea looking for food. American photographer Doug Perrine, 60, snapped the shot

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False Killer Whales Focus Sound Waves to 'See' Prey

The false killer whale is a cousin of the dolphin, the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family.

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Stunning pictures show how playful dolphins love to show off their acrobatic leaps

Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals and are part of the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales.

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The false killer whale is a cetacean, and the third-largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. It lives in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world.The average size of a male killer false whale is around 17 ft long and weigh around 4,800 pounds when fully matured. Females are usually shorter by 2 – 3 ft and weigh around 2,600 pounds.They have dark grey to black skin and the neck and throat area are a greyish color.

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Wholphin hybrid of false killer whale and bottlenose dolphin

Orca by Chris Fallows

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False killers, disguised dolphin - Clark Miller - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 : Underwater Worlds - Specially commended

False killer whale - we saw tons in Dominica

unusual friends animals - Google Search Very unusual, in captivity I'm guessing, because killer whales eat seals

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Leaping great white sharks photographed attacking seals off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa

In a tactic known as 'spy hopping', the great white shark is also one of only a few sharks that regularly lift its head above the sea surface to sight their prey. It is believed that it enables them to smell better while hunting

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