Images from Free Willy and captive killer whales performing at Sea World don’t tell the real story of these marvelous creatures. With their vast bulk and “killer” instincts, these predators — weighing up to ten tons and eating more than 100 pounds of food a day — rule their underwater world. This lively book introduces young readers to every aspect of these singular beasts, from their surprising social arrangements (living in lifelong family groups) to their pod-specific dialects to their awesome methods of killing prey. Photos by noted wildlife cinematographer Jeff Foott include rare shots of killer whale behavior.
Brother Jack, a seaman's bag over his shoulders, trudged sturdily ahead; father followed, carrying the oars, spars, sails, and other gear of the wherry, while as I toddled alongside him I held on with one hand to the skirt of his pea-jacket, and griped the boat-hook which had been given to my charge with the other.
A blue whale is big, in fact it's huge - but is it really the biggest thing there is To find the answer, set off on an amazing journey of discovery in which you'll find that, while a whale is big, other things are much bigger. In your search discover the very big, the amazingly huge and the incredibly enormous before finding out what can really be called the biggest thing there is.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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