orca orca  /ˈɔr kə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

Usage(s):

  1. And then, like an animal tamer who uses love instead of a whip, you'd get your adorable orca to leap over a high jetty so he could be reunited with his pod.
  2. Every so often, they do something extraordinary, and we gain insight into our own abilities, and what it's like to be an orangutan or an orca.
  3. Sure, the orca had all the fish he wanted, and kids loved him.

News

  1. BREAKING: SeaWorld Orca Dies in Spain

    An infant female orca by the name of Vicky has died at the Loro Parque amusement park in the Canary Islands, park officials announced today on their Facebook page.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Seaworld Facebook fans name baby orca

    SAN DIEGO – A four-month-old male orca calf at Sea World San Diego has a name, which was chosen by nearly 12,000 fans on Facebook during a week long contest, park officials announced. About 40 percent of the voters chose …
    on June 16, 2013     Source: FOX 5 San Diego

  3. Orca sighted off North Coronado Island

    Orca sighted west of North Coronado Island.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. "Our investment in the Canucks and Orca Bay makes good business sense for us," said Francesco Aquilini, Managing Director of Aquilini Investment Group. "We've been looking at the Canucks for almost three years and we like the business-like...
    on Nov 17, 2004 By: Francesco Aquilini Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "We met in San Antonio," says Eldredge. "She was an orca whale trainer at Sea World. A friend of hers was working for the tour and introduced us. Now she is an arena hostess for the Detroit Pistons. When she can get time away she sometimes...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Todd Eldredge Source: Wicked Local Chatham

  3. But "the vast majority of the orca whales in captivity would be far better off to be returned to the wild. Orcas are unbelievably ill-suited to life in theme parks and can be successfully returned to the wild. We know, because we have done it,"...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: David Atlee Phillips Source: Christian Science Monitor

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