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  1. Whalers had an agreement called "The Law of the Tongue" with a pod of killer whales, where the killer whales herded Baleen whales in exchange for tongues and lips. The leader of the pod was believed to be 80 years old when he died.

  2. A pod of killer whales used to hunt with Indigenous Australians. The pod would lead another whale into a bay then whistle to the hunters. After they had killed the whale, the pod would get the tongue and lips before the hunters took the rest.

  3. A sleeping Killer Whale (Orca) pod (approx. 6-30 whales in a pod) breathes in unison - they form a tight circle, then surface for air and re-submerge as one, while sleeping!

  4. There was a pod of killer whales in Eden, Australia between 1840 and 1930 that would assist whalers in hunting baleen whales. The killer whales would find target whales, shepherd them into Twofold Bay, and alert whalers to their presence, often helping them to kill the whales.

  5. There was a pod of killer whales in Eden, Australia between 1840 and 1930 that would assist whalers in hunting baleen whales. The killer whales would find target whales, shepherd them into Twofold Bay, and alert whalers to their presence, often helping them to kill the whales.

  6. Killer whales do not mate with close relatives. They breed within their pods but not within their immediate gene pool.

  7. The "Killer Whales of Eden" were a pod of Orcas who became known for their co-op with human whalers (1840-1930). The orcas would shepherd whales into the bay and then alert the human whalers, they would often help to kill the whales and haul the harpooned ones in.

  8. Killer whales live in pods of 6 to 40 members, which are similar to large families in their social structure. They are protective of their injured, ill, and their young.

  9. Killer whales are able to communicate vocally with each other. Like people in different regions, killer whales have their own accents unique to the "pod" they are from.

  10. Dopey Dick, the killer whale, who is a part of the UK's only resident orca pod

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Killer whales are actually the largest species of dolphins in the world. They also live in groups called pods, each of which have their own language and gene pool.

The female Killer Whales a become pod leaders following menopause.

There's a pod Of tropical killer whales that live off the NT coast in Australia!

Killer whales don't just bite and kill their prey. Rather, their prey is bludgeoned to death by the whole pod.

A pod of killer whales who cooperatively hunted with whalers in the town of Eden, Australia. The orca pod would herd Baleen Whales into a bay, where they could alert whalers to their presence and assist the whalers. This mutuality persisted from 1840 to 1930.

Humpback whales have been known to protect other marine life from Orcas. One such case in May 2012, researchers observed a pod of killer whales attacking a gray whale and it's calf in California. After the orcas killed the calf nearby humpbacks blocked the Orcas from eating it for 6 1/2 hrs

There was a pod of killer whales in Eden, Australia between 1840 and 1930 that would assist whalers in hunting baleen whales. The killer whales would find target whales, shepherd them into Twofold Bay, and alert whalers to their presence, often helping them to kill the whales.

A pod of Killer Whales that desperately needed a young, healthy female had their only young female killed by hemorrhaging in her ear canals as US Navy couldn't find someplace else to test its bombs despite request by repeated whale researchers. Killer Whales are declared Endangered Animals in US

Killer Whales have been observed attacking Sperm Whale pods, successfully.

Springer, a killer whale who was successfully reintroduced to her pod after accidentally being separated - the only such case of successful human intervention with animals in the dolphin family

About The Killers of Eden; a pod of killer whales who, in the early 20th century, joined with the local humans to hunt Baleen Whales as they passed the south-east coast of Australia. They would take the tongue and lips only, as payment for their assistance in the hunt.