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A rare photo of "type D" killer whales off South Georgia island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the whales' blunt heads and tiny white eye patches. Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre hide caption

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Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

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A female orca named Wikie swims with a calf in 2011 at Marineland in Antibes, France. Wikie was the central animal in a study, published Wednesday, about orcas' ability to imitate human speech. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two sperm whales, members of a social unit named "The Group of Seven," begin a dive together in the deep waters close to Dominica, West Indies. Courtesy of Luke Rendell/Whitehead Lab Dominica Sperm Whale Project hide caption

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Courtesy of Luke Rendell/Whitehead Lab Dominica Sperm Whale Project