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During an expedition along the east coast of Russia, researchers saw an albino killer whale, which could be the first time this kind has been found in nature. Named Iceberg by the scientists, the animal – which is at least 16 years old - swam alongside others in its clan.

Other albino killer whales had been seen, but all were young and lived in aquariums. The species reaches adulthood at 15 and lives on an average of up to 30 years, although it can reach 60.

The group responsible for the discovery is part of Orcas of Far Eastern Russia Project, which has produced dozens of research on the communication of whales and studies the social structure of this species.

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