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First-ever footage of rare white orca released by Russian scientists very cool!

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posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Russian scientists have released footage of what's believed to be the world's only all-white adult male orca, which belongs to a small pod known to inhabit waters off Russia's Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. The orca was named "Iceberg" because of the way its towering white dorsal fin broke the surface of the chilly waters east of the Kamchatka Peninsula


this is increadibly cool and it makes you think of what coud be out there in the oceans just waiting to be descoverd



Researchers with with the Far East Russia Orca Project spotted and photographed Iceberg twice in 2010, but are only now releasing the footage as part of announcement that they're about to launch another mission in the hope of re-locating the peculiar mammal.
Iceberg, who is believed to be about 16 years old, belongs to a pod, or social unit, of 13 orcas. The pod is one of 61 social units identified in the region by FEROP. Scientists are not sure the orca is a true albino, but hope to find out with closer inspection if they can find his pod.


absoutly amazing

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posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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That is badass. I wounder if been white all over has its disadvantages.

Thanks for sharing buddy S&F



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Moby dick is real!? Nice story OP, S&F



posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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It is an interesting story.



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