Saturday, October 1, 2022
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
You are viewing: Home > News > Nature & Environment > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
Nature & Environment

Rare albino dolphin filmed in Monterey Bay

By T.K. Randall
October 7, 2015 · Comment icon 2 comments



The youngster frolicked in the water. Image Credit: YouTube / BlueOceanWhaleWatch's channel
The Risso's dolphin calf was spotted alongside its mother by whale watchers off the coast of California.
The sighting, which took place during an outing organized by whale watching tour company Blue Ocean Whale Watch, is the first time the uniquely colored infant had been seen since January.

"We spotted the albino Risso's dolphin calf today !" the company wrote on its Facebook page.

Risso's dolphins can be found in oceans all around the world and with a typical length of up to 10ft and a weight of up to 1,000 pounds they are also one of the largest known dolphin species.

Footage of the unusual youngster recorded from the tour boat can be viewed below.



Source: Discovery News | Comments (2)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin 7 years ago
MAN THE HARPOONS CAPTAIN AHAB!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sundew 7 years ago
MAN THE HARPOONS CAPTAIN AHAB! Does Ahab have a Mini-me and a toy boat?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Our new book is out now!

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

 Total Posts: 7,335,070    Topics: 301,878    Members: 198,386

 Not a member yet ? Click here to join - registration is free and only takes a moment!
Recent news and articles