A whale only by name, these marine mammals are actually an elusive species of dolphin.

The false killer whale, sighted by rangers off Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria on Thursday, is listed as “data deficient” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Within the coming months, Anindilyakwa Land and Sea Rangers will head out to sea with researchers to try and attach satellite transmitters to two dolphins.

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