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see killer whalekiller whale,
or grampus,
a large, rapacious marine mammal of the dolphin family. Historically considered one species, Orcinus orca,
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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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Occurrence of killer whale Orcinus orca rake marks on Eastern Canada-West Greenland bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus.
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Ecological aspects of transient killer whales Orcinus orea as predators in southeastern Alaska.
Natural factors include, but are not limited to, stranding, killer whale, Orcinus orca, predation, diseases and parasites, and environmental perturbations such as changes in sea surface temperatures.
Scientists once thought killer whales all belonged to the species Orcinus orca.
According to Thabit Zahran Al Abdul Salaam, Director of Marine Biodiversity Management at EAD, the killer whale, or Orcinus orca, despite the name, are not considered a threat to humans.