Subject: Re: Killer Whale information

Daniel K. Odell (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 22:56:54 -0500 (EST)

Dear Akif:

First, check out the Sea World web site, go to 'animal resources' and then
to the killer whale listing.  You will find basic information and some
Then go to your reference library and do a literature search on killer
whales.  I use file 5 on Dialog Information Services.  You can also search
Medline and Zoological Record.  These services should provide you with
plenty of references.

I have no idea what would happen if you put a killer whale and a white
shark in the same pool.

Dan Odell
Sea World

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997 wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I am a student at the University of Virginia, and am currently taking a
> class about vertebrate zoology.  Required of us is a presentation on the
> vertebrate of our choice.  Since my recent interest in killer whales, I
> have decided to make them the subject of my presentation.
> 	Here's my first question:  Where can I get detailed information about
> them, i.e. not so much about their migration and communication, but
> rather, about their anatomy, and intelligence, and other information
> about the whale itself.  A lot of what I find on the web is just
> advertisements!
> 	My second question is a COMPLETELY idle one, but someone asked me, and
> I was actually curious to know the answer myself!  Are killer whales or
> great whites the most potentially fiercest killers in the oceans.  i.e.
> if you were to put a full grown male killer whale and a full grown great
> white shark in the same tank, who would kill who!?
> 							Akif Shinaishin