My research paper is going to be about the killer whale, also known as Orcinus orca. In my research paper I will be covering the a few topics, such as what makes them killer whales such as unique features and unique behaviors. Also I will be comparing them to other whales to see what makes them different. I will also be looking into the type of environment they live in, and whether or not they are in danger of going extinct. If they are in danger I will be looking into if their environment has anything to do with that fact, and the steps being taken to help protect this species of whales. I chose this species of whale because they have anyways fascinated me, and I think they are the most unusual looking species of whales. The media I chose was a picture of a Orcinus orca to show its unique appearance that makes them more identifiable than most other whales. They are black all over with a white underside and white patches near their eyes. I also chose this picture because it shows that they are highly social animals that are usually found it groups that range in size from 2-15 whales.