All-white killer whale discovered in Russia

Not Moby Dick, but close. Scientists announced on Monday, April 23, the discovery of the world’s first all-white male killer whale that was spotted off the coast of Russia. Nicknamed “Iceberg”, the orca was spotted swimming with a pod of 12 other whales. Scientists have yet to determine if the killer whale is an albino, but they have planned future trips to the area to determine Iceberg’s genetic data. In a separate blog post by Eric Hoyt, co-director of the Far East Russia Orca Project, wrote: “In many ways, Iceberg is a symbol of all that is pure, wild and extraordinarily exciting about what is out there in the ocean waiting to be discovered.”

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