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Source: Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra) adult, porpoising, Bali Sea, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, October (Photo via Getty Images)

Scientists Just Discovered A Dolphin-Whale Hybrid Off The Coast Of Hawaii—But That's Not The Whole Story

By Mike Walsh

So, the bad news is, we don't have a new species of whale—or dolphin—on our hands.

The good news is, what we do have is still really, really cool.

An animal that appears to be a hybrid of a rough-toothed dolphin and a melon-headed whale was spotted off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, in August of 2017, according to The Huffington Post.

And while this is a new find, it's not quite a "new species," as is being reported web-wide.