The Quiz: Which of these whales is actually a dolphin species?
The so-called “Killer Whale” is not a whale at all. The Orcinus orca is the largest of the dolphin family, weighing up to 6 tons and measuring 23 to 32 feet long. As for the “Killer” part of its nickname, orcas are apex predators, but not for hunting humans. Orcas hunt fish, octopuses, and rays, as well as sea lions, sharks, and even whales.
The correct answer to this quiz is Killer Whale.