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NEW WHALE SPECIES

Scienctists have likely discovered a new species of whale in the Antarctic. It's a cousin of the killer whale, previously only known from a beach stranding 60 years ago, fishermen's lore and tourist pictures.
A rare photo of type D killer whales from South Georgia Island, showing their blunt heads and tiny eyepatches. Source: Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre

Scientists say they've found a mysterious type of killer whale, perhaps the largest scientifically undescribed living animal. It lives in parts of the ocean near the Antarctic, also known as the "sub-Antarctic" region.

The notion that there might be some unusual kind of killer whale emerged in 1955. Photos from a New Zealand showed a bunch

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