The only albino dolphin in the entire Eastern Pacific Ocean has returned, and it’s hard to believe that this is real

The only albino dolphin in the entire Eastern Pacific Ocean has returned, and it’s hard to believe that this is real

 


The only albino dolphin in the entire Eastern Pacific Ocean has returned, and it’s hard to believe that this is real

The waters of the seas and oceans are inhabited by an incredible number of very different creatures, among which there are truly unusual ones.

An unusual dolphin was discovered along with its mother and other members of the tribe in Monterey Bay in California.

The first to notice the unusual dolphin while patrolling the area on a boat were employees of Blue Ocean Whale Watch 3 miles off the coast of Moss Landing.


Employees of the Animal Protection Department, who immediately arrived at the scene, recognized it as Risso’s dolphins.

He was first discovered in 2015 with his mother. Zoologists were very surprised because after so many years the mother was still there.

Albinism is as common in the wild as it is in humans. But albino dolphins, unlike whales, remain like this for life. After 3-4 years, whales acquire the natural color of the species.


Today, this dolphin is the only albino in the entire eastern Pacific Ocean.

Having met such a dolphin, one can only guess why nature rewarded this creature with such an unusual color.

This is a common mutation of cells that produce melanin – the pigment that gives color to skin, hair, and eyes, or something else.

Although such dolphins look beautiful outwardly, they usually have health problems.

These are skin diseases from excess ultraviolet radiation, poor eyesight, and sometimes hearing.


In addition, it is more difficult for albinos to hunt, because they can be seen from a mile away.

But as the department staff noticed, everything is all right with this dolphin. It looks quite healthy.


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