- New species of killer whale found in the Atlantic Ocean in the US
- This whale hunts creatures like dolphins and giant seals in the sea.
- Researchers named this whale fish ‘Outer Coast Transient Whale’
A new species of killer whale fish has been found in the Atlantic Ocean in America. This whale hunts creatures like dolphins and giant seals. This whale has been found on the west coast of America. Canadian researchers have named this dangerous whale fish ‘Outer Coast Transient Whale’. This whale also hunts small brown whales.
Researchers said that this whale fish prefers to hunt in the deep sea in the Pacific Ocean. It rarely hunts near the shores. These whales have their own distinct language and are believed to be part of a group of giant killer whales. For many decades, it was believed that the animal-eating killer whales found from southeastern Alaska to southern California belonged to the same species.
‘A mysterious world exists in deep water’
However, now with these new discoveries, there has been a change in the perception about whales. Josh McInnes, a student at the University of British Columbia who led this research, said that killer whales are found everywhere in the world. These whales spend most of their time in the coastal area, but now we are finding that they are present in the sea even off the coast. Not much is known about the presence of whales in such places.
Josh said that when you look at the open sea, you see nothing but water. But when you go deep beneath the surface, a mysterious world exists. During this study, scientists studied one lakh photographs that were taken from the coast of Canada and America. Most of the new killer whales were sighted in the ocean from Oregon to central California.