Scientists think they’ve made a rare discovery near Antarctica
It’s not every day that scientists get an up close and personal look at what might be a new species.
But that’s exactly what happened this past January. NOAA Fisheries and an international team of scientists encountered what they thought was a unique a pod of orcas off the Southern tip of Chile. Now they’re waiting on laboratory confirmation that the genetic samples they collected prove this is a rare find, indeed. It’s a story that could solve a decades old mystery.
See the video below, and find more video and images inside this story from NOAA Fisheries.