Albino dolphins — it is very rare. They are funny and cute, but they have little chance of survival.
Brazilian marine biologists have discovered a unique species of white dolphin in the waters of Brazil, although the Dolphins are only rarely found off the coast of South Africa. Dolphin was spotted by scientists accidentally, because albino dolphins are usually very shy and rare dolphins jumping out of the water, in contrast to his fellow gray.
Chief biologist who heads the research team, Camila Merey Sartori (Camilla Meirelles Sartori) first saw the strange white dolphin in early October of this year, but only managed to photograph him in November.
"We were very surprised," — she said, — "the color was significantly different from the other dolphins in the group. Initially, when we noticed we did not realize that this is also a dolphin, a rare albino dolphin a little."
The researcher says that the little dolphin swam next to an adult dolphin, probably with his mother. It was the usual gray. Usually kids-dolphins stay with their mothers until they are 6 months, then they stop drinking milk and become independent.
Albino dolphins, in other matters as well as other animals, have a white color due to lack of the hormone melanin in their body. The white dolphin is very little chance of survival, because they are killing predators, and also because of the special structure of the body, they are often caught in fishing nets poachers. Another cause of their deaths is that they have a weak immune system, and they are susceptible to various diseases. Water pollution by industrial waste also leads to rapid death.