This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP
This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP
Conservation

This weird-looking killer whale is a new species, experts say. Can you spot the difference?

  • The mysterious Type D orcas seen off Chile are ‘highly likely’ to be a new species, according to some researchers
  • The whales were seen alive by scientists for the first time in January

Topic |   Conservation
This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP
This photo provided by Paul Tixier shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. Photo: Paul Tixier via AP
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