Orca

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Orca
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A Killer Whale or Orca.
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Canon Yes
Classification Carnivore/chaser
Extinct Extant
Gravity Standard
Homeworld Terra (Solomani Rim 1827)
Language Delphinic Trinary
Multi-world Yes
Psi Potential Standard
Reference Gateway to Destiny
Size 6.5 meters
Status Minor Race
Weight 6,000.0 kilograms
TBD

The Orca are a technologically sophisticated sophont species.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca), less commonly, Blackfish or Seawolf, is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae), a mammal native to Terra and related to Dolphins.

Physiology & Environment (Ecology)[edit]

Orcas are distinctively marked, with a black back, white chest and sides, and a white patch above and behind the eye. Calves are born with a yellowish or orange tint, which fades to white. Orcas have a heavy and stocky body and a large dorsal fin with a dark grey "saddle patch" at the fin's rear. Males normally grow from 6.5-8 m long and weigh in excess of 6.0 tonnes; it has been reported that especially large males have reached nearer 8.0 tonnes. Females are smaller, growing from 5.7-7m and a weight of about 5 tonnes. Calves at birth weigh about 180 kg and are about 2.4 m long. The Orca's large size and strength make them the fastest marine mammals, often reaching speeds in excess of 56 km/h.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Solomani genetic engineers uplifted a large number of Orca (Orcinus orca sapiens) for much the same reasons as Dolphins. Orca are much less friendly than Dolphins, and tend to live apart from humans.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This race (sophont species) is primarily located in the following areas:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this race (sophontic species) is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this race (sophont species) are known to exist within the following systems and worlds:

3 of 3 World articles in Orca
Jammu (CM 0113)  •  Sufren  •  Terra (SR 1827)  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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