Extremely Rare White Orca Spotted In Russian Waters
In late August and early September 2014, the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) was surveying the southeastern coast of Kamchatka and Northern Kuril Islands, in Russia, as part of a humpback whale project. In the Fourth Kuril Strait, between Onekotan and Paramushir islands, they met a large group of orcas and began photographing them for photo-IDs. The fog thickened soon after and visibility dropped to less than 100 meters, so the team stopped to listen for sounds. Suddenly a group of orcas approached, and right next to the boat, a rare white orca surfaced, likely a juvenile. The FEROP team soon lost the white whale in the fog, but the image was fixed in mind and in this piece of video! Scientists had previously only recorded one other white orca in history! Credit to FEROP.