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Pink Dolphins
by. Dolvin ≈ August 23, 2007
I read articles about Pink Dolphins..
hmmm... I just knew that Pink Dolphin is in danger...

and as I know, in Singapore there are pink dolphins that I can see...
kyaaa... I want to go there.. to see the dolphins... and also take a pictures.. huehehehe...

Hmm.. these are some information about Pink Dolphins that I got from google ^^

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Pink Dolphin or its scientific name : Sousa chinesis (Chinese White Dolphin)

The Chinese White Dolphins are one of the most severely endangered dolphin species with less than 300 individuals in the Yangtze River, the only place they are found. This species is a shy animal, with a long thin beak and tends to be seen in pairs. They are light to dark grey fading to white on the belly.They dive only briefly, and are very well adapted to their life in turbid, silty water.The species faces many threats, including damming, boat traffic, death from fishing lines, and habitat degradation.

It is almost always found near coastlines, and usually near a major river mouth. The Pearl River provides the brackish (estuarine) water favored by this population. Young males may wander quite far from the group, but the population as a whole is unlikely to move to another location, no matter how degraded the environment becomes.

This population is usually found to the north of Lantau Island, and occasionally to the southwest, near the Soko Islands, and the southeast, near Peng Chau. The western, northern, and southern extents of their range are not known, though pink dolphins have been sighted around Macau

Pink Dolphins are pink for the same reason as pink flamingos. Like the dolphin, these marshland birds are not born pink but turn this color as they get older. A red pigment found in the muscle tissue of the crabs and shellfish theyear colors the flamingos. The colored molecule is not digested, yet is still absorbed in the birds' gizzard and accumulates in the shafts of the birds' growing feathers. Although this pigment is not visible in the raw meat of crustatia, it is the same pigment, which causes a prawn to turn pink when cooked.

Often flamingos in captivity are fed shellfish rich in this pigment in order to brighten their colorful appearance and heighten their appeal. Because the pink dolphin also feeds on these animals in the marshlands and flooded planes of the Amazon basin it is thought the same pigment accumulates in its skin as it gets older. I realize that now I am talking about the Pink Dolphin of the Amazon, however the have the same charcteristics and coloring of the Chinese White Dolphin, just a different geographical location.


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