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Späckhuggare | Killer whale

Späckhuggare | Killer whale

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Späckhuggare | Killer whale - Poster print

Water colour illustration - Global species collection

Size: A3 paper
High quality silk paper (200gsm)

Below the water colour illustration, there is a single text line with knowledge about the species. You'll find the common species names in multiple languages and its latin species name (see below) and also information about the size of the species, for females and males.

Swedish: Späckhuggare
English: Killer whale
Gaelige: An Chráin dhubh
Norwegian: Spekkhogger
Danish: Spækhugger
French: Orque
Finnish: Miekkavalas
Spanish: Orca

Latin species name: Orcinus orca

About Killer whales:
The Killer whale (or Orca) is a toothed whale, and the largest of the dolphin species. This is truly a global species, as these are found in all world's oceans, and in a variety of marine environments - from the Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Even though they are worldspread, they are very specialized and differ in many ways between groups. Some groups have very niched food preferences, and with it a complex hunting technique. Others feed on a great variety of prey, and others switch prey with seasons. Groups also have differences in their vocal communications, clicks and whistles, languages as some may dare to call it - it is believed that they even have different cultures. All Orcas have very strong family bonds, and they live in complex family structures.


The Global Species Collection aims to highlight species that are familiar to many, as they are worldspread and in many places numerous. In many geographical regions, they have played, and still play, important roles in human cultures, and they have common names in many languages. They occur globally, which also means they are uniquely adapted for a wide range of environments. They are some of the most loved and charismatic species, still they hold many secrets left for science to unveil.

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