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Rare albino whale shark graces the ocean

Sometimes, Nature puts on a show that leaves Man awestruck.

And these spectacular displays by two denizens of the deep left all who saw them beguiled by their grace and beauty.

Divers were stunned by the sight of a 33ft albino whale shark as it glided through the waters off the coast of Darwin, an island in the Galapagos group.

Half a world away, a rare snow-white albino whale calf held spectators spellbound as it swam off western Australia - so white, in fact that one observer described it as 'sticking out like a neon lollipop'.

Both creatures are believed to be white because of a lack of pigmentation in the skin but they are expected to gradually turn to a darker colour as the years go by.

The female whale shark, believed to be the only one of its kind, was first spotted by diver and naturalist Antonio Moreano in the Galapagos islands when he took a group of tourists on

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Added: Aug-27-2008 
By: wet501
Tags: Albino, Whale shark, shark, whale, rare, galapagos islands
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