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Wow, Moby Dick - Quasimodo version

This is pretty cool, a white humpback (hunchback?) whale.  Albinism can occur in virtually any vertebrate the result of inheriting a defective recessive gene from each of two normal-appearing parents, a gene that does not produce a functional enzyme needed to produce melanin, a skin pigment.  Does it have pink eyes?  Of course, the Moby Dick of literary fame was a sperm whale.     

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