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Killer Whales in Puget Sound May Be Designated as a New Species of Orca

SEATTLE —For more than a century, killer whales have been understood to be just one worldwide species, Orcinus orca, with many types.

But now, after decades of work, scientists have determined the differences between the two types of killer whales that frequent the Salish Sea are so large, they ought to be designated separate species altogether.


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Apr 04
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This is educational. Thanks for sharing! I enjoy Whale watching.

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