Lastly, the offshore killer whale is an open-water subtype that can be identified by its small size and scarred, rounded dorsal fin. Most frequently spotted off the east North Pacific continental shelf, it appears to prey on sharks, whose tough hides give the population its characteristic worn-down teeth. Forming pods up to 200 strong, this animal displays the classic intelligence, remarkable variety, and social intimacy of the thrilling killer whale: a whale whose worldwide abuse must be put to an end.
In-depth coverage and a fantastic illustrated poster of this info can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's webpage.
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