It’s all About the Story. Did you Know…
Our ORCA Travel bags, along with some of our other products, derive their names from specific areas of the ORCA’s life and existence.
The Apex. Killer whales are apex predators, because there is no other animal that preys on them. The great white shark was originally considered the apex predator of the ocean; however, the killer whale (the ORCA) has proved to be a predator of the shark.
The Cosmopolitan. A cosmopolitan species (the ORCA) can be found in each of the world’s oceans, in a variety of marine environments, from Artic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas; absent only from the Baltic and Black seas, and some areas of the Artic Ocean.
The Saddle. The ORCA or killer whale is solid black and white, with a gray patch called a “saddle” or a “cape” on the back, just behind the dorsal fin. The entire dorsal (top) surface and pectoral flippers are black except for the gray saddle.
The Sky-Hop. Whales and dolphins hold their heads out of the water in order to visually inspect the environment above the water line. Many species of whales and dolphins are known to engage in spy hopping. Perhaps the most prolific spy-hoppers are ORCAS.
The Bigg’s ORCA. The “killer whale” as the ORCA is known, was studied closely in the 1970’s by a researcher named Dr. Michael Bigg. He coined the killer ORCA’s name the Bigg’s ORCA, because he discovered their unpredictable and “transient” behavior around the coast of British Columbia. Therefore, our pro staff bag is named the ORCA Biggs,
The ORCA Dorsal. Orcas have distinctive Dorsal Fins. There are triangle-shaped dorsal fins that can grow to be as high as 6 feet on males. Females have shorter, curved dorsal fins, while males have taller, straighter fins. The shape of each dorsal fin is unique, and is used to identify individual orcas. Our stand bag is called the Dorsal.