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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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As an added bonus, each medal winner will be presented with a silk scarf printed with a copy of Corinne Hunt's master art work, the Orca whale for an Olympian, the raven for a Paralympian, another first in Olympic history.
Miga is a snowboarding sea bear inspired by the legends of the Pacific Northwest First Nations - tales of orca whales that transform into bears when they arrive on land.
Although killer whales often live between 35 and 50 years in the wild, Keiko - which means "Lucky One" in Japanese - was one of only two male orca whales ever to have survived past 25 years in captivity, Phillips said.
He said he tried to relax his mind and body as the orca whale dragged him deeper.
In addition, the panels will power the main OrcaLab site, and a network of underwater microphones and cameras which will track migrating orca whale and other marine animals.
Since hunting has been banned, humpbacks have no predators except an occasional orca whale, which targets young or injured animals.
Just last month birdwatchers spotted an Orca whale close to the shore 15 miles away at Sheringham near Cromer last month.
TOUR GLIDE Great grey owl sweeps silently across frozen wastes of the North Pole COLD DISH Orca whale grabs seal OUT FOR DINNER Pack of timber wolves on hunt PEEK VIEWING Killer whales startle cameraman FULL FLOE Diver films beneath thick sheet of ice
TOUR GLIDE Great grey owl sweeps silently across frozen wastes of the North Pole COLD DISH Orca whale grabs seal OUT FOR DINNER Pack of timber wolves hunt for food PEEK VIEWING Killer whales pop up, startling cameraman FULL FLOE Diver filming beneath the thick sheet of ice
It's also a great way to spot wildlife such as the Orca whale and sea eagles.
ADVENTURE Attenborough BATTLING BEARS Bloodied male fights for female's attention P-P-P-PICK UP A PENGUIN Sea lion chases Gentoo penguin on to land GRIPPING Orca whale grabs seal after entire pod had created waves ON THE RUN Wolves force bison herd to stampede SURF'S UP JGentoo penguin rides the waves CLEAN SHEET Sapphire blue meltwater lake on Greenland ice sheet DIVE BOMBERS Shearwaters track humpback whale driving for krill DEATH PACK Timberwolves hunt bison in Canada KILLER THRILLER Cameraman snaps killer whale and calf emerge from sea-ice
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance applauds the National Marine Fisheries Service for today's decision to list the Southern Resident orca whale population as an Endangered Species.