Erik Rye's Argumentative Essay: The Pink Dolphin

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There are many, many oddities in nature. Some are more unusual than others and some happen more often than others. Mother nature can be a funny thing, she can be cruel and kind at the same time and she is always unpredictable. Nevertheless, they are everywhere you look if you keep a close eye. For example, there are tons of animals born with defects and other abnormalities. Like the pink hippopotamus found in Kenya, or the pink albino bottle nose dolphin. This bottle nose dolphin was discovered in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana in 2007 by charter boat captain Erik Rye. Rye told ESPN " It was absolutely, stunningly pink, it looks like it just came out of a paint booth." I have never seen a pink dolphin, but it is on my list of things to see. I have seen fireworms glowing in the ocean in Boynton Beach, Florida late in the middle of the night and I though it was strange yet wonderful. I have also ran down the beach with a huge sea turtle and could hardly keep up, who knew they could move so fast.…show more content…
He is twelve years old, and will hold the 2012 Guinness World Record for longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats. Dr. Karl Shuker, a British zoologist, has dubbed these animals Janus cats after the two-faced Roman God of doorways. Diprosia is an extremely rare congenital condition in which part or all of your face is duplicated on your head, it is caused by a protein called sonic hedgehog homolog or SHH. It has been recorded a number of times in the domestic cat (Guinness World Record Book). Frank and Louie were adopted by Marty Stevens at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Stevens was working there at the time when the breeder brought him in to be euthanized when he was just a day old. Experts told her not to get her hopes up, Janus cats almost never survive which makes this cat an oddity times

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