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Second, thats how the FOOD CHAIN works. Orcas eat seals. That`s how it goes. Killing whales is totally different than them eating. It`s like saying, you`re a human, so we won`t kill you. But now that you area eating meat, we are gonna kill you.
And no, I`m not being sarcastic, I really would like to know.
And please do me the favour next time of not assuming I get all my information from websites/wikipedia or whatever...
You obviously had some difficulty understanding what I said. Let me elucidate for you. I did not say anything about current zoologists being early taxonomists, neither did I say that they`re confused.
What I said was, animals have their names because the first biologists who named them tried to fit them into groups in which they thought they belonged based on anatomy, as they did not have the benefit of genetics back then. So the early taxonomists called the Orca a Killer Whale because it looks like one (which is fair enough, it does look like a whale). We now know better (i.e. it`s actually a big dolphin), but we`re stuck with the name Killer "Whale". Other examples Tasmanian Tiger (not a tiger), Civet Cat (not a cat), etc etc etc.
I thought some people might find this interesting. Obviously you didn`t, and decided to "have a go" for some reason. Can only assume you were bored (why else would you be on here, right?)
Just because they were classified as whales by early taxonomists who didn`t know better at the time, don`t necessarily make it so.
Same way as the Koala Bear is not a bear, the Red Panda is not a panda, Prairie Dog is not a dog, and a Turtle Dove is not necessarily part turtle.
To take taxonomy ad nauseum, the Sea Lions they prey upon (shock!) are not lions. Just as Killer Whales (shock!) are not whales.
Clever advertising. I bet it worked on alot of people
Hahah, but seriously. How lame. They try to promote their own panda-saving business by making the "save-the-whales" movement look bad? Selfish and stupid. Bad move.
theres only 80 killer whales left in the world, so we better get crackin
Named for a reason.
They are so funny how they like to have fun when they eat...sad for the seals though, but whales gotta eat ya know...
until the orca body slam. then i laughed.
but still... those poor seals =[ they`re so cute. oh well...
Natural selection and all that. Without the whales there would be an overpopulation of seals.
I`ve read earlier that they do that.. Very cruel.But the last one looked amazing, it flew so high
Save the humans, practice good eco stewardship!
So they toss their food around a bit before they eat it. They`re mammals living in a vast ocean with nothing better to do. They`re inquisitive about everything around them.
Also, the part where he launched the seal... H*LL yeah now I want to save them even more!
reminds me of the movie Orca, though not as boring.
sad advertising do... its a part of nature and the circle of life it what I think!
Same way as the Koala Bear is not a bear, the Red Panda is not a panda, Prairie Dog is not a dog etc etc.
Wikipedia article here in case anyone cares http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orca
they need to eat, duh.
...well... you have to nuke something
Okay seriously, It did seem kind of odd that they were pretty much torturing the things. Most predators just kill and eat another animal. This reminded me of a bunch of bully`s picking on a little kid. It was interesting to say the least.
Nah, seriously. They`re eating. Nothing amazing or unusual in here.
White Sharks are even nastier.
Most other whales eat little shrimp and such....