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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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Realizing it was a wrong move, the sea mammal returned when three orca whales attempted to devour it.
Dr Visser has been working with orca whales in the country for about 20 years.
The word "meddling'' is perhaps too kind to describe the calculating, cold and cruel capturing of orca whales for commercial performance purposes depicted in the film.
A six-day trip explores more than 200 islands in Washington State, home to orca whales, porpoises, eagles, seals, and more.
From 12 airports (Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Teesside) Transun will fly out groups early in the morning to Evenes for transfer to Tysfjord, where 600-700 orca whales gather from October each year to devour huge shoals of herrings.
From 12 airports including Newcastle, Teesside and Leeds Bradford, Transun will fly out groups early in the morning to Evenes for transfer to Tysfjord, where 600-700 Orca whales gather from October each year to devour huge shoals of herrings.
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.
Wildlife watching: Western Prince Cruises offers daily sailings to spot Orca whales, bald eagles, harbor seals and other marine mammals from Washington's Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, 80 miles northwest of Seattle, through early October.
Go from late April through September to observe the island's most famous residents-a pod of about 80 Orca whales that are best seen from Lime Kiln Point State Park, AKA "Whale Watch Park.
It's also home to orca whales, humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins, salmon seals and sea lions.
We're further informed that the new film's ending was revised after film executives viewed a documentary about the dangers of keeping orca whales in captivity.
WORLD Expeditions are launching eight-day cruises to coastal Norway in search of orca whales and a glimpse of the Northern Lights.