Scientists Search for Elusive White Orca

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.”

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

43 comments

Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolsey4 years ago

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

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Kayleigh Harter
Kayleigh Harter4 years ago

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...

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Melinda K.
Past Member 4 years ago

Wow, I hope the Japanese ships dont find him.

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal G5 years ago

Poor creature!

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal G5 years ago

Poor creature!

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Engele van Zyl
Engele van Zyl5 years ago

What a beauty.

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Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago

I hope he remains elusive.

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Isabel A.
Isabel Araujo5 years ago

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

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Danielle M.
Danielle M.5 years ago

Very cool!

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Gianna Macias
Gianna Macias5 years ago

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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