New dolphin species gets a name

By Sarah Zielinski, 14:33 PM August 11, 2014

It’s official: Australia has its own species of humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis.

Humpback dolphins of the genus Sousa are found along the coasts of Africa, Asia and Australia. Scientists had originally divvied them up into three species. One swam on the west coast of Africa. The second inhabited the east coast and the waters of the Middle East and India. And the third stretched from the northeast coast of India into the rest of the coastal areas of Asia and northern Australia.

But researcher...

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