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Killer Whale Mysteries in Antarctica

Little is known about the Type-B species of killer whales that live in Antarctic waters. Their isolation and relatively small population size have been tremendous barriers to research. This year, two NOAA scientists are traveling aboard National Geographic Explorer using our ship as a platform for research. Fen Montaigne, senior editor of Yale Environment 360, also joined us as a guest speaker in Antarctica this season, and upon his return filed this excellent story about ongoing killer whale research: Mysteries of Killer Whales Uncovered in the Antarctic.