New dolphin species discovered in Gippy Lakes

This just shows how easy it is to not see the obvious.

Dolphin colonies in Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes have recently been formally recognised as a new species. The Burrunan dolphin or Tursiops australis, is thought to number about 150, but more research is needed. They differ from the other bottle-nosed dolphins of the area in skull shape, size, and colour.

Read the Herald Sun story

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