Given all the bad news about bottlenose dolphins washing ashore dead in recent weeks -- two more were discovered this weekend, see reporter Erin Moody's tweet below -- we could use some good news on the animal front, I suppose.
Another dolphin dead in #Bft County. This one by #PortRoyalSC Sands beach. Folks looking into other 3 are coming down pic.twitter.com/1vQ2qSWfHE
— Erin Moody (@IPBG_Erin) March 31, 2014
A rare animal -- an albino dolphin -- might be hunting with its mother in the Charleston Harbor, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported Saturday. The young, white dolphin has surfaced several times in recent weeks near the Wappoo Creek bridge on Folly Road, the newspaper said.
Columnist David Lauderdale recently recounted the story, and a Florida man's attempt to return a life-size replica of Snowball -- which contains the dolphin's cranium, jaw and black teeth -- to a group in Beaufort where it might again be displayed. (Apparently, the Port Royal Sound Foundation is attempting to bring Snowball home, possibly for display in its under-construction center at the Lemon Island Marina.
Below is an interview with local fisherman Sonny Gay, who recounted his experience with Snowball and the people who captured her.