Whale of a discovery

  • Photo by Kimberly Wood under National Marine Fisheries Service permit No. 20605

    A hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin swims in the foreground next to a melon-headed whale off the coast of Kauai in this file photo.

  • Map courtesy Cascadia Research Collective

    The yellow lines on this map show the movements of a single, rough-toothed dolphin tagged in August 2017. The red line indicates the boundary of the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility.

LIHUE — It looked like scientists from Cascadia Research Collective found a new species in Kauai waters in August 2017.