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#1 Hum

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:57

Tourist Michel Watson found this pink dolphin making a splash in Brazil. The unusual creature, which hides deep in the Rio Negro river, was spotted leaping out of the Amazonian water brandishing its bizarre bright bubblegum color. Weighing in at nearly 300 pounds, the curious animal, known as an Amazon Pink River Dolphin, looked unusually agile as it rose above the waves.

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:06

First pic looks shopped. Why/how is it's mouth twisted that way?



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:09

Wait what? Is this news abroad?

English: http://en.wikipedia....n_river_dolphin

Portuguese: http://pt.wikipedia....oto-cor-de-rosa

(The name of that fish in Portuguese literally says it's pink: "cor de rosa")



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:58

What gives him that unusual coloring?



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 14:01

It kinda reminds me of deranged male genitalia.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 14:53

What gives him that unusual coloring?

too much pink salmon ?


First pic looks shopped. Why/how is it's mouth twisted that way?

I think he encountered a large ship propeller. :wacko:


It kinda reminds me of deranged male genitalia.

Snout does look like 2 erect penises. :laugh:



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 15:01

too much pink salmon ?

 

You are no help at all. :p



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 19:00

What gives him that unusual coloring?

 

Maybe from the beta-carotene in shrimp and other shellfish. That's how these guys get their coloration:

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 19:03

Evolution, soon they'll be walking on land and using guns... :shiftyninja:



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 19:06

First pic looks shopped. Why/how is it's mouth twisted that way?

I think it's because the camera picture capture rate is too slow to keep up with fast movement.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 22:09

Evolution, soon they'll be walking on land and using guns... :shiftyninja:

Watching too much Family Guy ? :laugh:



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 22:14

Not convinced aren't these a myth?



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 00:20

^ There are pink versions of many creatures. ;)