Scientists spot rare all-white orca

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 23 at 5:11 PM

Scientists believe they have made an amazing discoverty -- the first all-white, adult male orca discovered in the wild.

Researchers with the Far East Russia Orca Project spotted the whale twice in the North Pacific two years ago. They nicknamed him Iceberg and believe he's full grown judging by the size of his dorsal fin.

Only three all-white orcas have been found in the wild since 1970. One of them, a femal, had medical issues and died in captivity.

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