The world's only known whale-dolphin hybrid has given birth to a playful female calf, officials at Sea Life Park Hawaii said Thursday.The baby wholphin is already stirring debate in the international scientific community. American marine biologists argue the creature belongs in genus Tursiops, while their Japanese counterparts feel it should go for ¥380 a plate.
...The young as-yet unnamed wholphin is one-fourth false killer whale and three-fourths Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Her slick skin is an even blend of a dolphin's light gray and the black coloring of a false killer whale.
The Houston Chronicle picks up the fast-breaking wholphin story, and includes a picture: