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Rare Albino Dolphin Spotted off Coast of Florida, USA

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Last month a volunteer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission caught sight of something rarely seen: an albino bottlenose dolphin.

Danielle Carter observed the bright bottlenose off her state’s coastline in early December and was able to capture it on video, according to Florida Today.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted the footage to Youtube (see below) but, in view of the dolphin’s safety, declined to disclose the exact place it was seen in the state’s waters.

In the video, the marine mammal breaks above the windswept waters several times, its whiteness jumping out sharply against the backdrop.

Carter’s spotting of an albino bottlenose dolphin would be just the 15th such sighting, Florida Today reports, while also noting that bottlenoses aren’t the only dolphins to exhibit albinism.

Source: Discovery.com

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