New Dolphin Species Identified Near Australia

Date: 25/03/2014

A previously unknown species of humpback dolphin living off the coast of northern Australia was identified, report scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Museum of Natural History.
Scientists traced the animal’s evolutionary history and used genetic testing, examining tissue from 235 dolphins, to identify the currently unnamed species. Humpback dolphins are divided into two groups, one group in the Atlantic Ocean and the other group found in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

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