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New Species of Dolphin Discovered in Australia : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

New Species of Dolphin Discovered in Australia : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Researchers in Australia say they've made a remarkable discovery, identifying for one of the first times in over a hundred years a brand new species of dolphin. And, in addition to being the latest of its kind to be uncovered, this new type of dolphin, named Tursiops australis , is also among the rarest. So far, biologists have only found a handfull of places along the coast of Australia where they exist -- and there's only thought to be around 150 of them in existence. According to a report from the Hastings Leader , the recent discovery and classification of a new dolphin species was made by Kate Charlton-Robb, a faculty member of Monash University in Victoria. The animals had been noted previously, but were originally thought to be just bottlenose dolphins. After researchers made measurements of their skulls and compared their DNA, however, they soon learned that these ...

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