A group of Type D Orcas numbering 20+ approached a vessel, with a team onboard, in Chile, filming and collecting samples to study their DNA, according to National Geographic.
The last time the Type D Orca was documented, through photographs, was in New Zealand back in 1955, when they were found washed ashore.
The latest Type D Orcas will be given a biopsy to be studied.
This is an amazing discovery given the fact that some Orca species are under threat, due to pollution and other environmental factors.
Last year in November, ten Killer Whales washed ashore on Ninety Mile Beach, in New Zealand.