The Social Side of the Killer Whale

© Dave Ellifrit, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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Event type: talk, meet the scientist

Location: Attenborough Studio

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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.

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