Aarluq means killer whale in Inuktitut.
What do fish, birds, reptiles, whales, seals, walruses, sea lions, otters, squid, sea turtles, penguins, moose and polar bears all have in common? They're all on the killer whale's menu. Is it any wonder they are called KILLER whales? They are the world's largest mammalian predators. So much for polar bears being at the top of the Arctic food chain. These fast-swimming, black and white members of the dolphin family even hunt, in cooperative groups--like packs of wolves, the sea's largest whales which are many times their size.
Killer whales or orcas can be found in all of the world's oceans and sometimes even swim up large freshwater rivers in search of food. Of mammals, only humans are more widely distributed on the earth.
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