In this article a orca was spotted in the Pacific Ocean off Russia, and the thing that makes this news worthy is that it was a fully white orca.There has been two other white orcas have been seen in area, but that this one that they have spotted is the first fully grown male. They have decided to call him Iceberg, because he is fully white. It is said that researchers will return to the sight where they spotted Iceberg in hope to find out if it is an albino or if there is some other reason for his white color.

Why do you think Iceberg is white?

Do you think that the researchers will be able to fine Iceberg again?

3 Responses to “Iceberg”
  1. sisoste says:

    That’s pretty cool, but having such a fully white skin just makes it much more detectable to many predators. There much be a numerous amount of positive and negative qualities that follow this white orcas’ presence. What i found out of this white orca was that its from Russia. I’ve read from this site,(http://www.globalanimal.org/2012/04/24/white-russian-killer-whale/72868/) that it was an albino orca.

  2. maxwbra says:

    This is really interesting. I was reading this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/white-killer-whale-albino-orca-iceberg-video_n_1445918.html
    It was saying that there have been a quite a few white whales spotted which are most likely albino. It said that it is harder for the juvenile albino whales to grow because their white skin gives them away to predators easier. I think that Iceberg is white because he is albino. I do think they will be able to find him again.

  3. arcajeo says:

    Thats a cool orca whale. According to this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17783603 The only known white orcas have been young, one with a rare genetic condition that died in a Canadian aquarium in 1972. The orca is probably 16 years old. The cause of his unusual pigmentation is unknown. A captive white orca, Chima, suffered from Chediak-Higashi syndrome, a genetic condition that causes partial albinism. They may do a biopsy on Iceberg. There have been cases of albinism in other sea animals recently like a white humpback whale named Migaloo in Australia.

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