In the Amazon night, pink river dolphins come to shore and change into handsome young men or "encantado". But before dawn, they must resume their dolphin shape and return to the river, where they glow an eerie orange.
Don't believe me?
One of the world's smallest dolphins!
There are only about 25 in captivity, so I was lucky to see two at Sea World in San Diego. I watched them for about 45 minutes, and they both swam around their tank upside-down the whole time.
And do they really rescue swimmers? The answer to both of those questions is yes, and surprisingly often!
The first known story of a dolphin rescuing a man was told in 1700 BC in ancient Greece. But one of the more recent stories occurred in 2007, when dolphins rescued a California man attacked by a Great White shark!*