Russian scientists in quest to find elusive white orca

Sighting in waters off Kamchatka peninsula is believed to be first time an adult white orca has been spotted in wildScientists have glimpsed a white adult orca, or killer whale, while on a research expedition off the far eastern coast of Russia.The sighting in waters off the Kamchatka peninsula is believed to be the first time such a whale has been spotted in the wild.Researchers said the marine mammal, whom they nicknamed Iceberg, was swimming with its mother and siblings, and appeared to be fully accepted by its 12-strong family.White whales are not unheard of, but only young white orcas are thought to have been recorded by marine conservationists before.The whale was spotted by a group of scientists on a research cruise co-led by Erich Hoyt of the Far East Russia Orca Project."We've seen three white orcas in the past few years, but this is the very first time we've seen a mature animal that is all white," Hoyt told the Guardian.Hoyt, a senior research fellow at the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (W

Russian scientists in quest to find 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.

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Russian scientists hunting white whale -- really, Mon 23 Apr 12 from FOXNews

White killer whale adult spotted

A white orca is identified off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula - believed to be the first white adult seen in the wild.

Sun 22 Apr 12 from BBC News

White Killer Whale Spotted--Only One in the World?

Iceberg the Orca may be the only known white adult killer whale, and his strange skin color remains a mystery.

Wed 25 Apr 12 from National Geographic

One of a Kind: All-White Killer Whale Spotted

The male orca got its name "Iceberg" from its towering white dorsal fin.

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Livescience

The Search Is On For Elusive White Whale

Scientists want to learn more about the first all-white, mature male orca ever seen.

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Discovery.com

The white death: The first-ever 'albino' killer whale spotted - and huge predator has been nicknamed 'iceberg'

A pure white six-foot fin breaking the surface of the water near Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula was the first fully grown orca bull ever discovered.

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Daily Mail

Rare white killer whale spotted off Russian coast

Sighting in waters off Kamchatka peninsula is believed to be first time an adult white orca has been spotted in wildScientists have glimpsed a white adult orca, or killer whale, while on a research ...

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

Rare footage of white orca in wild - video

Scientists have filmed what is believed to be the first sighting of an adult white killer whale in the wild

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

Scientists embark on quest to find 'white' killer whale

Russian scientists are to embark on an observer quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted - a majestic and elusive bull they have named Iceberg.

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

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