Scientists are discovering that killer whales, among the most social and intelligent of marine animals, have unique family structures and behaviors, passed from one generation to the next. National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry traveled the globe to document killer whale pods—where he found that diving with these special creatures can lead to strange and wonderful situations.
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Learn about orca behavior in our magazine piece, including orca greeting ceremonies and dialects.
And read about Brian Skerry’s 10,000 hours underwater and find out why orca whales do poorly in captivity.
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