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The Alula Whale, also known as the Alula Killer is an oceanic cryptid. 


The Alula whale resembles a sepia brown orca whale with a well-rounded forehead. The dorsal fin, about 2 feet (0.6 meters) high, is prominent and often protrudes well above the surface of the water. It is roughly 24 feet long, and weighs around 2 tons. (4000 lbs). 

New reconstruction and color of Alula Whale

It is not uncommon for it to be recorded with white star-shaped scars on its body, perhaps from fights with giant cephalopods. 

Possible explanations

An orca. Note similarities.

Outside of the possibility that this is indeed a new species, it was was discussed and illustrated for the first time, but not formally named, by W. F. J. Mörzer Bruyns in Field Guide of Whales and Dolphins. It inhabits the Eastern Gulf of Aden to Socotra, and orcas have been seen in the area that are of a sepia brown color, however, they could be a local color variant or a mutation, or just misidentification of pseudo-orca or false-killer whales.

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