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Blackney, big orca male Blackney, big orca male

Orca family with male to the left Orca family with male to the left

Baby orca spyhopping Baby orca spyhopping

Baby orca with salmon Baby orca with salmon

Baby orca goofing around with its mother Baby orca goofing around with its mother

Male orca with distinctie  saddle patch showing Male orca with distinctie saddle patch showing

Male orca Male orca

Blackney approaching us Blackney approaching us

An adult male orca is an impressive beast and one not to be trifled with. Six tons of flesh, bone and blubber constitute this imposing dolphin. For all of his potential brute force and physical abilities, this male has a surprising secret, he is the ultimate Mummy’s boy.

He will live out his whole life in the family fold with his mother charting his course. Daddy is nowhere to be found. He was a romantic interlude many moons ago that lasted no more than an aquatic tryst. The young male progeny will go from a playful young buck to an impressive bull that will dwarf his mother. Adult females usually weigh between 3-4…

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