Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Iceberg, dead ahead!

Not, however, in our home waters. Iceberg was filmed just off the Kamchatka peninsula off the eastern coast of Russia.

Iceberg is thought to be about 16 years old and is believed to be the first adult albino orca that's been sighted. Albinism  is often linked with a weakened immune system, and it is rare for orcas to make it to adulthood with the condition.

1 comment:

  1. Having seen a couple of orca in the wild - which is pretty incredible - I can't imagine seeing an all white one. Yikes. No one mention this to Captain Ahab!