It was a surprising and amazinng moment for tourists who were just watching adorable dolphins as they play around when a white creature emerged and started swimming with them.
Apparently, it was a rare albino Risso's dolphin which was earlier spotted in 2015 off the coast of Monterey Bay in California.
The white dolphin has a condition called 'Albinism' which is rare in animals where the melanin production is lacking which explains their white color.
According to Kate Cummings of the Blue Ocean Whale Watch, the albino dolphin was the same dolphin spotted two years ago.
She said in an interview:
“The dorsal fin 2015/2017 comparison photo shows the mother’s dorsal fin from 2015 and 2017 which helped us confirm it was the same dolphin we’d spotted in Monterey Bay in both 2015 and 2017.”
“ I believe this is the only known albino Risso’s dolphin in the eastern Pacific, and there are around 13,000-16,000 Risso’s in the California, Oregon and Washington stock.”
KAMI reminds you to take care of the environment to give shelter to these beautiful animals. And of course, take care of the animals themselves.
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