The Social Side of the Killer Whale
© Dave Ellifrit, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required
Orcas are notoriously formidable predators, which is probably what earned them the rather fierce name of 'killer whale'.
But becoming such adept ocean hunters requires a certain level of complex behaviour. Join Museum scientist Ellen Coombs and find out more about the social side of orcas, from close-knit relationships in family pods to sophisticated hunting techniques involving highly cooperative behaviour.