Blue Ocean Whale Watch managed to identify the calf as one that was first spotted in 2015, making it about 3-years-old. Photos uploaded by them show the calf first in September 2015 and then again in 2017, where algae growing on it has given it a yellow-ish appearance.
And in 2017:
A video of the calf swimming happily has collected over 19,000 views in just a week:
"Albinism in the wild is incredibly rare, and I believe this is the only known albino Risso's dolphin in the eastern Pacific," says Kate Cummings to Live Science.
Meanwhile, the sightings have generated quite a buzz on social media. "So beautiful!! I hope it stays safe with the family!" writes one user on Facebook. "Very cool, thanks for sharing," says another.
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