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orca:

see killer whalekiller whale,
 orca,
or grampus,
a large, rapacious marine mammal of the dolphin family. Historically considered one species, Orcinus orca,
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Orca

Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1986. Similar to Modula-2, but with support for distributed programming using shared data objects, like Linda. A 'graph' data type removes the need for pointers. Version for the Amoeba OS, comes with Amoeba. "Orca: A Language for Distributed Processing", H.E. Bal <bal@cs.vu.nl> et al, SIGPLAN Notices 25(5):17-24 (May 1990).
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Meanwhile, a woman in Southland was able to embrace a dying orca as it lay stranded on the beach.
At Orca, the produced gas, separated from free liquid in the production separator, will be measured on the platform and transported via an 8 inch subsea pipeline, routed to the D15a-A platform 20 kilometres north for further treatment.
Naomi Rose, a marine mammal biologist with the Humane Society of United States who has been in the forefront of efforts to stop orcas and dolphins from being kept in captivity.
One of the greatest parts about being in Sea Cadets is getting out to sea, and life aboard an ORCA is a great experience for all aboard.
In 1997 marine biologist Peter Pyle was off-loading people and equipment from another boat when the crew of a sport fishing boat told him they had seen two orcas, apparently mother and calf, killing and eating a sea lion.
Due to their voracious appetites and their place at the top of the ocean food chain, orcas are very susceptible to pollution and chemicals and suffer from diseases and reproductive disorders accordingly.
But the pods grow slowly because orcas take at least 15 years to mature, the females have calves only every five years or so, and many of them calves die young.
The orca dropped back but stayed within striking distance of the mess.
As a result of the FAR changes, vendors will complete and update the on-line provisions in ORCA <www.
The scientists listened to Springer's squeaks and squeals, and they compared them to recordings taken from known orca pods.
In California's Monterey Bay last spring, Pusser snapped a photo of a killer whale, or Orcinus orca (OR-sin-uhs OR-kuh), gliding along next to the intestines from its recent kill--a gray-whale calf (young).