Wednesday 10 July 2013

possible new species found in Chilean Seas

Rare, possibly new species of killer whale found in Chilean seas
Written by Jordan Greene
Called the ‘Type-D’ orca, mitochondrial DNA evidence suggests that this killer whale diverged from the species almost 400,000 years ago.  
A recent study speculates that a rare type of killer whale seen in the waters of Chilean Antarctica could be an entirely separate species.

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