‘ICEBERG’ the one and only ever seen all-white male killer whale in the wild based on research by the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP).
Researchers with the FEROP revealed on Monday that they succeeded in filming the creature in 2010, but decided not to publicize the rare find until now, as they wanted to study him further.
The albino mammal is believed to be the first one ever observed in the wild. He was observed in the North Pacific, east of the Kamchatka Peninsula near the Commander Islands.
‘In many ways, Iceberg is a symbol of all that is pure, wild and extraordinarily exciting about what is out there in the ocean waiting to be discovered’—Erich Hoyt, Far East Russia Orca Project
Iceberg is believed to be about 16 years old and was seen in a pod with a dozen relatives.
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