Australia Killer whales or rare breed of dolphin? Ominous fins spotted in the water just metres away from surfer – but can you tell what the mystery creature is?

08:30  09 may  2018
08:30  09 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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“The animal in your photos is a dolphin . “The distance of the pectoral fins is further away from the dorsal fin which clearly identifies it as a dolphin . “The tail looks as though there is something caught around it or it could just be a glitch in the photo due to the water distortion which is very common in

There are also 5 species of river dolphins that live in fresh water . the Pygmy Killer Whale , the Spotted dolphin , the Melon-Headed Whale , the Atlantic Spotted dolphin , the Irrawaddy dolphin , the Striped dolphin , the Rough-Toothed dolphin , the Spinner dolphin , the Risso's dolphin , the Clymene

a group of people in a large body of water: The fins were spotted as close as 100 metres offshore along the northern beaches coastline from Sunday to Tuesday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The fins were spotted as close as 100 metres offshore along the northern beaches coastline from Sunday to Tuesday

Sydney beachgoers have spotted fins poking out of the water only metres away from surfers.

The fins were spotted as close as 100 metres offshore along the northern beaches coastline from Sunday to Tuesday.

Cromer local Mick Eady was at Long Reef Beach on Sunday with his daughter when he noticed something unusual in the water.

The fins were spotted as close as 100 metres offshore along the northern beaches coastline from Sunday to Tuesday

a man riding a wave on top of a body of water: ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) confirmed the creatures were a pod of three false killer whales© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) confirmed the creatures were a pod of three false killer whales

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ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) confirmed the creatures were a pod of three false killer whales

'I was taking photos of my daughter surfing when I saw this dorsal fin go in and out of the water,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'I've never seen anything like it before.'

ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) confirmed the creatures were a pod of three false killer whales.

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When Old Tom was found floating in a local cove, he was measured at 7 meters (22 ft) long, a short length for a killer whale . While not the first albino dolphin documented in the wild, what is peculiar is that two other known albino dolphins were spotted in and around the Gulf Coast.

Breeding . Killer whales are the largest member of the dolphin family. When any cetacean (group name for whales , dolphins and porpoises) attains more than four metres it becomes known as a whale (with the exception of the dwarf and pygmy sperm whales ).

False killer whales appear similar to normal killer whales but have no white colour and are smaller.

They are a species of dolphin and can grow as long as 6 metres and weigh up to 2.2 tonnes.

The rare creatures have also been spotted at Narrabeen, Shelly Beach and Dee Why.

False killer whales appear similar to normal killer whales but have no white colour and are smaller (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited False killer whales appear similar to normal killer whales but have no white colour and are smaller (stock image)

False killer whales appear similar to normal killer whales but have no white colour and are smaller (stock image)

Mr Eady said the spotting was a nice reminder that 'we co-exist with nature.'

'It capped off a great afternoon of surfing just to see that nature is still around us,' he said.

'It's good to know that people are still interested and intrigued by nature in this digital age.'

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