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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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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.
Sumi is an animal spirit who wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the furry legs of the black bear.
We're totally opposed to the capture of orca whales.
WORLD Expeditions are launching eight-day cruises to coastal Norway in search of orca whales and a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Mr O'Raw, who teaches computer science at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, was among those who videoed the Orca whales off the coast of Donegal last week.
Guests will also enjoy cruising the archipelago of the San Juan Islands that boasts three resident pods of orca whales roaming the area.
are present in the blubber of beluga and orca whales, among others, in amounts--some 80 parts per million--that could kill a person.
Here, in the expansive Tysfjord of northern Norway, Shapiro was set to use D-tags in the fall of 2006 to learn more about orca whales.
There's also a fantastic range of wildlife to discover, including black bears and Orca whales.
Going from 12 airports - including Birmingham - groups will fly out early in the morning to Evenes for transfer to Tysfjord, where 600-700 orca whales gather from October to devour huge shoals of herrings.
Lanny Comell, Keiko's lead veterinarian and an expert on orca care, stated: "The most likely cause of death is from acute pneumonia, though it must be noted that at age 27, Keiko was one of only two male orca whales ever to have survived past 25 years in captivity.