Rare killer whale identified through DNA testing

06/20/2013 | LiveScience.com

DNA from a killer whale at a museum in Wellington, New Zealand, reveals that the type D whale is a subspecies of the Orcinus orca. Scientists long suspected that the species had four subspecies, including type D whales. The type D whale probably diverged from its cousins about 390,000 years ago, which would make it the second oldest orca type.

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