Friday, December 14, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Mature white crocodile sighted in Australia


Posted on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 | Comment icon 1 comment

The crocodile was 10ft long. Image Credit: Facebook / NT Crocodile Conservation and Protection Society
Nicknamed Pearl, the reptile was seen swimming around in the Adelaide River near Darwin on Sunday.
Large adult crocodiles of this color are particularly unusual because juveniles with such a pale complexion tend to be preyed upon by other predators and never make it to adulthood.

The white coloration is due to a lack of the pigment melanin - a condition known as hypomelanism.

"It's a little bit more unusual to see an adult crocodile with that lighter coloration," said Adam Britton, a research associate at Charles Darwin University.

"I've seen crocodiles like this every now and then, but not as big in the wild."



Source: BBC News | Comments (1)

Tags: Crocodile

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog on 22 November, 2017, 23:02
It's a cutie !




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6346062
268481
178318

 
'Dancing robot' turns out to be a man in a suit
12-13-2018
A recent segment on Russian state TV mistakenly reported on a 'high-tech robot' that was anything but.
Man claims to eat only once every three months
12-13-2018
'Breatharian' Khai Ho maintains that he is able to survive for months at a time on little more than air and sunlight.
Man photographs UFO over Kangaroo Island
12-13-2018
Andrew Isaacson had been visiting Australia's Cape Willoughby Lighthouse when the picture was taken.
CIA experimented with mind-controlled dogs
12-12-2018
Newly declassified documents have revealed the CIA's efforts to control dogs through electrical brain stimulation.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Humboldt squid takes a bite
Posted 12-10-2018 | 1 comment
A look at what happened when Steve Backshall met a rather large Humboldt squid.
 
Rainbow jelly tennis
Posted 12-3-2018 | 0 comments
The Slo Mo Guys attempt another ridiculous slow motion experiment involving jelly.
 
Progress launch timelapse
Posted 11-24-2018 | 0 comments
A look at the recent launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ