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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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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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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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5 Relatively Unknown Whale Species

The false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) is a cetacean, and the third-largest member of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae).

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Rare sighting of false killer whales off Hawaii; one seems to smile for camera

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