Aug 13, 2008

Ugly Dolphin

I prepared this post too early in the morning. Both Anja and Ida sent me links to articles that explained how for the first time ever, the world's ugliest dolphin, the "bulbous-headed snub fin dolphin (not a terribly endearing name), was caught on film. So, I watched the video and loved the idea of posting on a normally attractive species (I like those 'gotcha' moments).

Then, I went on to look for images of the dolphin, and all I could find were grainy screen shots of the dolphin. I got frustrated. Then, a dim light bulb flickered to life and I remembered that this was the first time they had ever been captured on film. Pure genius over here, folks.

Anyway, enjoy this video (sorry, I can't find one to embed). These dolphins are native to Australian waters, have bulbous heads, snub fins, are ugly, and were only discovered as a new species back in 2005.

Thanks Anja and Ida.

7 comments:

Denita TwoDragons said...

Ugly my big patoot! He's a cutie, like a beluga that someone painted all silvery! I wonder if they sing as adorably, too...?

--TwoDragons

niner said...

I think he's cute too. His head is all round and smooth looking.

Kit said...

Yeah, they DO look like a beluga! And they are normal dolphin color (not pink like those odd Amazon river dolphins) Still, they are cuter than the chinese river dolphins... those are some DANG homly dolphins.

Flo said...

He reminds me of the elephant-man...

Sleepydumpling said...

They're beautiful. Round and snub, yes, but beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Mollie says : it looks like it had a head-on collision with a whale. Ugly enough, I think.

Anonymous said...

that looks like a beluga whale. i don't think that's a dolphin, but maybe it is.