White Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Nimbus is a white loggerhead sea turtle. Nimbus has a skin mutation that makes him white, instead of the brownish color of a typical loggerhead sea turtle. The lack of color, or melanin, makes Nimbus more susceptible to sunburn and even skin cancer!
Lack of melanin often causes vision problems because eyes do not develop correctly without it. Nimbus has limited vision and was found to be blind in one eye. Nimbus was also...