Hong Kong Has Pink Dolphins

06/14/2011

Pink Dolphin WIKIMEDIA I've posted about pink hippos and odd dolphin behavior before here at Animal Oddities, but I've never posted about pink dolphins.  Check out the news report below on the rare Chinese white dolphin, which is less white and more pink.  These dolphins are a popular attraction in the waters off Hong Kong, where conservationists raise awareness about these strangely-colored marine mammals' plight.

 

 

This video explains dolphins' fascinating ability to dive to great depths and quickly rise to the surface without suffering the bends like a human diver would.  It's not by swimming like you'd think.  This odd adaptation is a great advantage for dolphins.

 

 

If you want to get more involved protecting this amazingly odd species, check out the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society's website or symbolically adopt a bottlenosed dolphin through the National Wildlife Federation. 

Find out more amazing and interesting facts about dolphins right here from Animal Planet.

Photo of dolphin from Wikimedia Commons.


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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