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June 8, 2013

Pink Dolphin


The Amazon River Dolphins in the waterways of South America are naturally pink. The dolphins are known to flush a dark pink when excited.

The colour of the dolphins depend upon the clarity of the water, with the sun’s rays causing dolphins to lose their pigmentation and become a paler pink. They’re also able to paddle forwards with one flipper whilst paddling backwards with the other flipper to help them maneuver when the river floods.

Amazon_river_dolphin_with_mouth_open

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