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A mature all-white male orca, the only one of its kind known, has been spotted in the North Pacific off the east coast of Russia, scientists announced Monday (April 23). After seeing its towering white dorsal fin breaking through the water's surface, the team named the distinctive beast "Iceberg." [Read full story]

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'Iceberg' Iceberg swimming beside a second male of his family group, possibly his brother. (Far East Russia Orca Project.

White Killer Whale: Scientists Prepare To Find 'Iceberg,' Thought To Be Albino Orca (VIDEO)

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BIG DORSAL FIN >>>> Iceberg's dorsal fin extends nearly feet meters) high, a sight that led to the orca's name.

Orcas - Within each pod, families form into sub-pods centered around older females, usually grandmothers or great-grandmothers. Both male and female offspring remain in close association with their mothers for life. - Center for Whale Research

Center for Whale Research - Orca Whales San Juan Island, WA - my favorite pod of orcas.

Orca British Columbia (by (Sam)oht Ekpil / 500px)

Orca British Columbia by Samoht Ekpil- This is where you can go see Orcas! Not is a DAMN TANK!


Stop the exploits of greedy entertainment businesses making millions on inbreeding, keeping orcas in small enclosures, drilling their teeth, separating families. Preserve our majestic oceans and sea life!


The First All White Orca Whale -- Animal Video of the Day!!!

It's Moby Dick! An albino killer whale nicknamed Iceberg, the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted, travels in a pod of 13 orcas near Bering Island off the coast of Russia.

KILLER WHALES (Orcinus orca) - Birth & Care of Young

The killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas.