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Orcas have evolved complex culture: a suite of behaviors animals learn from one another. They communicate with distinctive calls and whistles. They can live 60 years or more, and they stay in tightknit matrilineal groups led by older females that model specific behaviors to younger animals. Scientists have found increasing evidence that culture shapes what and how orcas eat, what they do for fun, even their choice of mates. Only humans are known to have evolved based on culture, so this realization about orcas is a big deal for science.


Wheel Thrown mug holding 8-9oz at capacity.

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  • I consider a right handed mug to be a mug held in your right hand with the image facing you.  A left handed mug  held in your left hand would have the image facing you.

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