Subject: Nina and Melissa: undiscovered whale species

Dr. Cathy Schaeff (
Wed, 01 Oct 1997 17:48:37 +0000

>From Nina and Melissa: Do you think that there are any other species of whales
that have not been discovered yet? 

You know, that is a really good question.  They are in fact still
discovering new whale speices -- especially those that tend to stay in
waters away from coasts (so we don't tend to trip over them in our
regular activities).  They are also still finding new species of
dolphins (mostly river dolphins).  Because humans really like mammals we
have discovered and studied most (maybe een all) terrestrial mammal

cheers, Cathy Schaeff
Dr. Cathy Schaeff
Biology Department 
American University
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