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Old Tom was the name given to an Orca by whalers in the port of Eden on the South-East coast of Australia. Old Tom was the leader of a pod of Killer Whales who helped the whalers by herding baleen whales into Twofold Bay. The killer whales would help kill the whale and in return the whalers allowed the killer whales to eat the tongues and the lips of the baleen whale.
On September 17, 1930, Old Tom was found dead in Twofold Bay. He is thought to have been around ninety years old at the time of his death. His skeleton was preserved and is now on display at the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

Old Tom – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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