wholphin


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wholphin

(ˈwɒlfɪn)
n
the hybrid offspring of a whale and a dolphin
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The unnamed wholphin is one-quarter false killer whale and three-quarter Atlantic bottle nose dolphin.
Case in point: When a 400-pound Atlantic bottlenose dolphin and a 4,000-pound false killer whale mated off the coast of Hawaii, their wholphin offspring died at age 5, decades younger than the average 40- to 50-year life span of its parents.
In the 19 years since, Kekaimalu, with a little help from male bottlenose dolphins, has given birth to three wholphins herself, each one three-quarters dolphin and one-quarter whale.