Discovery! Scientists find new type of killer whale off Chile

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COURTESY: TYPE D KILLER WHALE RESEARCH TEAM 2019
At 20 to 25 feet long, you would think killer whales would be hard to miss, but scientists say they've found a new type of orca roaming the southernmost oceans that looks distinctly different. It may even be a new species.
Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample they got, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species.
Even without the test results the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration felt confident enough to trumpet the discovery of the long rumored different type of killer whale on Thursday, although some outside experts said they'd wait for the test results to come in first. They are calling them Type D or subantarctic killer whales.
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