canadian Researchers say they have identified a new, mysterious type of killer whale that hunts large mammals such as gray whale calves—and prefers the deep-water basins of the Pacific to hunt seashells, according to the report. .
Josh McInnes, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, said these “outer coast ephemeral whales” are thought to be a subset of the ephemeral orcas known as Big’s killer whales. CBC. But he said these whales have a distinct vocal dialect from their cousins and spend most of their time cruising the continental shelf off California. Their calls have a high pitch.
Hakai Magazine informed of That scientists have long assumed that “killer whales found from southeast Alaska to southern California belonged to a west coast population.”
The report said the researchers observed 100,000 images and identified 150 members of the new group. McInnes said he is considered a “large whale hunter” and an attacker on gray whale calves.
“It’s very, very complex and exciting, and we are just beginning to scratch the surface,” he said, According to National Observer of Canada.
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