Captain Spirula was an anthropomorphic dodo from the 2017 Continuum.
Captain Spirula was a 18th-century explorer who claimed to have lost his ship, and thus went about on foot as he explored the American deserts in search of underground rivers. Though later remembered as nothing but a lazy fraud, Spirula did indeed discover them, and, preparing to bring them to the surface, he built a lighthouse above their source with a complex water system to release them. However, the locals, thinking him a dangerous madman for building a lighthouse in their desert towns, chased him out of town before he could complete his work. Finally, in 2017, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck uncovered Spirula's great secret and flooded the town, which was renamed Spirula Town after its posthumously-vindicated water-bringer.
Behind the scenes
Captain Spirula appears in the 2017 comic story The Chilling Secret of the Lighthouse.