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Mysterious Orcas Confirmed Alive in New Video | National Geographic ctm magazine



A team of NOAA scientists have, for the first time, found and studied the fabled Type D killer whale alive in the wild. They were first documented in 1955 when more than a dozen unidentified animals were found beached on the coast of New Zealand. Compared with other types of orcas, these killer whales have a more rounded head, a narrower and more pointed dorsal fin, and a small white eyepatch. The orcas were seen off the tip of southern Chile in January 2019. Type D killer whales live in the subantarctic, home to some of the world’s stormiest waters. This inhospitable environment, and the fact that they aren’t usually found near shore, makes them nearly impossible to study. The scientists expect lab results to show that the Type D killer whale is a new species, and the largest undescribed animal left on the planet.
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49 Comments

  • National Geographic on March 12, 2019

    Unlike the other known types of orcas, Type D killer whales have a more rounded head, a pointier and narrower dorsal fin, and a very small white eye patch. To learn more, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2NKYuQX

  • Mina on March 14, 2019

    Omg they are so cute n beautiful 😍

  • Susan Patterson on March 14, 2019

    May these beautiful Orcas stay wild and free!! No more catching Orcas for theme parks!!

  • Saint Michael on March 14, 2019

    Orcas are the real kings of our oceans.

  • budgiess x on March 14, 2019

    Hopefully they live they're life in peace and not haunted to extinction. Beautiful and majestic everyone derserve watch these whales alive and not from extinct animals list..

  • Matt gaming on March 14, 2019

    Mother nature takes care of itself despite our ways. Sooooo. Yeah.

  • Hanchock Elias on March 15, 2019

    The asian will hunt the last of them

  • Benjamin Gootman on March 15, 2019

    i seen you in my dream last night. but it wasn’t you, it was one your kind. i saw my best friend and his brother. my cousin jw. and someone i liked very much, janan.

  • Ducky Darkstar on March 16, 2019

    Keep the chinese away they'll eat anything with a friggin heart beat for Christ's sake! They eat dogs its horrible 🐕🐩🐶

  • Kelli Oliver on March 16, 2019

    It looks like an orca mated with a beluga

  • Lou Zer on March 16, 2019

    Wow so dope !! Hope we protect them.

  • Milwaukee Brewers on March 17, 2019

    If Earth has 25% above water and we havent discovered everything on land, imagine whats out there in the rest of 75% which is water.

  • HK Azxc on March 18, 2019

    well hope they do not extinct soon……

  • Sarah Barker on March 18, 2019

    They're gorgeous. 😍

  • B V on March 18, 2019

    Ok, how are you going to say that's the largest undiscovered species when you haven't seen the other 98% of that ocean lol. The earth is bigger than people make it out to be

  • Danny Steven on March 18, 2019

    Ummmmm ok …..this not special

  • Jefferson Gilles on March 20, 2019

    How fast the really think people read 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Lemonries on March 21, 2019

    Willy’s aged well.

  • Holly Rachels on April 2, 2019

    Keep them safe , or else sea world will have a new shamu show

  • KaijuChild on April 3, 2019

    Wish you showed a comparison between the orcas

  • 91clarie on April 4, 2019

    I hope SeaWorld doesn't see this….

  • moviestar995 on April 4, 2019

    Where did they come from ?

  • Divergent_bowtie on April 4, 2019

    the last? are you sure about that? lmao i dont doubt that theres some other big creatures down there

  • elise grabove on April 6, 2019

    Their head kinda looks like a sperm whales head, which could mean they r trying to evolve to fit a sperm whales environment. And they have smaller fins/arms lol which also look alike sperm whales. I’m no expert but maybe they like to eat their food in the deep ocean instead of on the surface?

  • Kripke The Chameleon & Friends on April 9, 2019

    I love orcas, they're just Venom attached to a Dolphin😉

  • LionRS2014 on April 14, 2019

    Subartic ugh scary stormy water!

  • LionRS2014 on April 14, 2019

    Was it just me or did the story dark water scare you?

  • Gearsmash King on April 16, 2019

    Truly amazing creatures, orca whales. Beautiful to look at and impressive to watch. Graceful and intelligent animals.

  • SeaWorld can't capture these orcas nor Kyogre

  • Br Br Deng on June 1, 2019

    Better Sushi!

  • Cameleron on June 15, 2019

    The music really does it

  • stacey vega on July 29, 2019

    They are so beautiful .wow

  • shana blaze on August 2, 2019

    Hybrid killer whale cool

  • Elline Nega on October 12, 2019

    End the inappropriate comments👿😡

  • Elline Nega on October 12, 2019

    Stop saying things like how they taste or a gift for China or they mated with a beluga

  • Elline Nega on October 12, 2019

    Oh and one more thing stop calling them whales!!

  • Elline Nega on October 12, 2019

    Their dolphins

  • Elline Nega on October 12, 2019

    Oh and Elline Nega isn’t the one commenting it’s her son my name is kahanu

  • J Chr G on February 26, 2020

    Haha

  • Alexis Mozley on April 30, 2020

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought that the Orca had a really blunt head

  • maribs on May 3, 2020

    My only fave mammals

  • Islamic School of Meme Studies on June 27, 2020

    For those who need prove of speciation and evolution going on…Just look at the Orca's diversification.

  • James joshua alvarez on July 14, 2020

    Recently founded here in bohol, philippines

  • THEY ARE SO CHUBBY AND CUTE!!

  • r e v e l a r e_ XVII on March 22, 2021

    Bro they looks like an alternate reality version of the orcas we usually see.

  • Stephan C on March 31, 2021

    if this occurs in orcas, maybe it would too of humans, abet differently? 🤔

  • Seth Gold on May 17, 2021

    I m so HAPPY TO READ THESE COMMENTS…. SO MANY PEOPLE LIKE ORCAS LIKE I DO.

  • romeo angeles on October 15, 2021

    It doesnt look like a type d its spots are a bit bigger and longer i guess we found a type e?

  • Kentrung Rusak on November 10, 2021

    Protect all orcas species at any cost….!!!!

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