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Amazon River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis

Location

Rio Negro, Anavilhanas National Park, Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil

Date

23/01/2013

Description

Inhabiting the river basins of Amazon and Orinoco in South America, the also called Pink river dolphin or "Boto" is the largest of the river dolphins species. Its pink color is due to a combination of factors such as repeated abrasion of the skin and scar tissue from social interactions, changes in blood flow and aging. Thus, adult males tend to be more pink, while newborns and young individuals are gray.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CExYPOLAbMs/

Learn More

https://www.inaeguion.com/hidroelectric-energy-and-river-dolp
Inae Guion
Biologist, Researcher, Visual Storyteller
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