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Dolphin V. Dolphin
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πŸ“½ by @stonecoldshark
via @gonewhalewatching

Bull orca moving through the water with another dolphin in its mouth.

Yes, orcas are also classified as dolphins, they are the largest member of the dolphin family.

In a recent post on this page, a user (@pedro_laurre) commented that the name “killer whale” is actually a misinterpretation of the spanish name for these animals – ‘asesina ballenas’ or “killer of whales”, a nickname spanish whale hunters gave them as they witnessed orcas killing the same whales they were hunting.

I’m not 100% sure that’s where the name came from, but it would make a lot of sense if it did.

#natureismetal