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ScubaGir1
09-11-2007, 13:44
Not sure if anyone else had seen this, so thought I'd pass it along:
http://calcasieucharters.com/index.cfm/MenuItemID/125.htm

Capt Hook
09-11-2007, 13:50
Cool, never heard of one before!

Charlotte Smith
09-11-2007, 13:54
It is very cute! I hope some zoo doesn't try to capture it and I wonder if it will have any other troubles being albino re:health, predators etc....

Osprey
09-11-2007, 13:59
Yup! Very cute!

While not albino, you might find these interesting as well..

http://www.cryptozoology.com/gallery/display_picture.php?id=2835

http://www.migaloowhale.org/

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/marinemammal/Images/MP-SpermandCalf.jpg

http://www.oneloveonespirit.com/phillipa_christians_swim_with_dolphins/dolphin_photos_dolphin_pictures/albino_spinner_dolphin_FINAL.jpg


Enjoy!

Osprey
09-11-2007, 14:05
It is very cute! I hope some zoo doesn't try to capture it and I wonder if it will have any other troubles being albino re:health, predators etc....

I hear some animals (not sure if it's only certain mammals or what) with leucistic and albino skin do actually have more sensitive skin.I know we have a chimpanzee at the zoo here who has a genetic disorder that caused her to lose all of her fur and her skin is rather pale.. she actually got a tan when they moved her outside, they had to put lotion on her to keep her from burning!

If I recall, long exposed beached whales are actually treated with sun screen as well to keep their skin from cracking when it dries. I can't 100% call that though, can anyone else?

ScubaGir1
09-11-2007, 14:06
It is very cute! I hope some zoo doesn't try to capture it and I wonder if it will have any other troubles being albino re:health, predators etc....
Very good point about the zoos! That would be absolutely horrible :(
The only problem (not sure if there's more) that I've heard is that they are more prone to skin problems.

ScubaGir1
09-11-2007, 14:07
It is very cute! I hope some zoo doesn't try to capture it and I wonder if it will have any other troubles being albino re:health, predators etc....

I hear some animals (not sure if it's only certain mammals or what) with leucistic and albino skin do actually have more sensitive skin.I know we have a chimpanzee at the zoo here who has a genetic disorder that caused her to lose all of her fur and her skin is rather pale.. she actually got a tan when they moved her outside, they had to put lotion on her to keep her from burning!

If I recall, long exposed beached whales are actually treated with sun screen as well to keep their skin from cracking when it dries. I can't 100% call that though, can anyone else?
LOL you beat me by a minute :)

Osprey
09-11-2007, 17:29
Highfive for marine sciences, ScubaGir1 :)

finflippers
09-11-2007, 17:43
WOW he is cute. Scuba Widow will want one LOL

diverdad
09-11-2007, 21:07
cool picture. i just hope that due to being an albino that it will not have problems. the way i understand it that albinos are usually shund by their own kind. but being an animal of higher intelligence maybe it will be fine.

kevinj1
09-11-2007, 21:29
very cool pink dolphin--i wish i could see that in person.