The Fairest Flippers of Them All

Turtle watchers in Florida got a double helping of cream when not one but two cream-colored turtles hatched on their beaches. The turtles are leucistic, meaning they have very little pigment (compared to albino, which has none).

More details in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Photo by Amber Bridges.



  1. I’m a Blonde!

  2. That is a FANTASTIC turtley eyeball!!! *marvels*

  3. Fird Birfle says:


  4. Fird Birfle says:

    PS: FLA representin’ !!!!!

  5. It’s Slow White!

  6. His flipper thingies are bigger than his whole body. 🙂

  7. he’s not un-colored, the’s ehn-colored

  8. His flippers are bigger than his body!

  9. Dudes, it’s Little Squirt!

  10. Zey may not be ze usuels couleurs, but zey are ze merveilleux, and so beautifools. Thees leetle tortu has moische couleurs! I loffs eet. Eet does no even look vrai.

  11. pfft! oops. (wipes diet coke off comment)

  12. thank you, jacques cutesteau…

  13. Don’t you mean merci?

  14. Totally!

  15. Whoa!

  16. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    Righteous! Righteous!

  17. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    Hope this li’l surfer dude isn’t super-sensitive to the sun.

  18. Does he listen to Edgar Winter?

  19. Blair is totally on a roll. Cutesteau, indeed…..wish I’d thought of that. 🙂

  20. only in the summer

  21. 😀

  22. Asplode!

  23. Oh sorry, you were expecting coherence? Don’t be ridiculous! SQUEE!

  24. He looks like a wax candle! 😯

  25. fleurdamour says:

    Not vanilla, but maybe a subtle mint cream.

  26. Looks like someone wearing a light pink lip gloss smooched him on the noggin!

  27. I think his name is self-evident. He’s Riff Raff, of course.

  28. In Daytona, FL there is a candy shop called Angell and Phillips that makes little white chocolate candies and one of them is a turtle just about this size and almost a dead ringer for this fella. How appropriate.

  29. He looks like he is made of marzipan.

  30. Dinah and I used to work together. She still writes about the really neat stuff.

  31. One Skunk Todd says:

    As if! That is totally a valley turtle fer shure, like, OMG! WHAT-ever!

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    I’m appreciating the specificity, that the cola was diet. That adds a whole ‘nother dimension to the description.

    Smart Alecky Kid

  33. Fird Birfle says:

    He should do a commercial series for 7-up the Uncola.

  34. Fird Birfle says:


  35. Fird Birfle says:

    ….and the article about the pic comes from the D Bch media !!!! so, “therefore, and thereunto appertainin'”, …….these facts might be pleasantly related!!! YAY

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    *enjoying all the intelligence & the wit hereabouts!!*