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Scientists Search for Elusive White Orca

Russian Scientists on Quest for Elusive White Orca
Science News by NewsLook

A team of Russian scientists say they will embark on a quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted – a majestic and elusive bull they have named “Iceberg.”

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12:35AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Observational study is fine, so long as they employ the dictum my mother gave me as a child, "look but don't touch."

11:20PM PDT on May 11, 2013

I see nothing wrong with scientists attempting to study him--if people like them hadn't taken an interest in orcas and other cetaceans in the first place, we would still know next to nothing about these amazing creatures. They aren't going to hurt him; these are people with experience in studying the movements and behavior of cetaceans without interfering in their lives or causing them stress.

Have there been any new developments on this, I wonder? I first read this story over a year ago, but have heard nothing about Iceberg since...

9:54PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Wow, I hope the Japanese ships dont find him.

8:06PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Poor creature!

8:05PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Poor creature!

1:47AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

What a beauty.

10:08AM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

I hope he remains elusive.

5:59PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

A new Moby Dick? No, please, no, let it live in peace!

1:06PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Very cool!

6:50AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Leave the creature alone. They will probably only stress if if they find her or stress the whole system in the attempt.

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