New dolphin species in Australia

From BBC News:

“A team of scientists has identified a new dolphin species – the first for at least 30 years – off north Australia.

The mammals – named snubfin dolphins – were initially thought to be members of the Irrawaddy species, also found in Australian waters.

But one researcher found the snubfins were coloured differently and had different skull, fin and flipper measurements to the Irrawaddys.

DNA tests confirmed that they were two distinct species.” Click here to read the full article at the BBC website.

One Response to New dolphin species in Australia

  1. DAVE says:

    it’s allways good to see new species

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