The Stunning Pink Dolphin


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A rare pink bottlenose dolphin has been drawing throngs of people to Lake Calcasieu , an inland saltwater estuary in Louisiana. The stunning mammal, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, was spotted a few weeks ago, by charter boat captain, Eric Rue.

The dolphin, which looks as though it has been freshly painted, is the same color throughout its body and has reddish-eyes. Scientists believe that the dolphin suffers from albinism, a genetic condition caused by lack of the pigmentation melanin, which is responsible for the skin color of all living creatures. Due to its lighter color, the dolphin tends to avoid the bright sun, by staying underwater as much as possible.

However, other than that, the mammal appears perfectly healthy and is often seen frolicking around with the rest of his family, who have made the Calcasieu Ship Channel, their home.

Even Scientists who have followed marine mammals all their lives, have never seen a dolphin like this before, and are cautioning people not to get too close and endanger it in any way.

The closest relative to this pink dolphin, is the Amazon River dolphin or Boto, a fresh-water dolphin, found in the Amazon in South America. Botos, which are dark gray when young, change color as they grow, first to a shocking pink and then to almost white, by the time they reach full maturity.


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  • bsc
    bscMonday, March 8, 2021 at 4:03 pm
    This is so cool! I wish I could see them in person!
    • cream
      creamTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:24 am
      I agree!
    • peachy_vsco
      peachy_vscoMonday, March 8, 2021 at 4:43 am
      Nooooooooo way! That is so cool!The things you can find.
      • c01e
        c01eTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:41 am
        • peachy_vsco
          peachy_vscoTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm
          It's like the world is changing everyday! @c01e
      • emm13
        emm13Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:39 am
        SO CUTE I LOVE THEM !!!
        • patriotscosmos
          patriotscosmosFriday, January 3, 2020 at 7:13 am
          I love dolphins! But I wish they were HOT PINK!
          • emm13
            emm13Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:38 am
            HOT PINK RULES!!
          • HelloMonday, September 30, 2019 at 8:15 am
            • pink, boo!!Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:01 am
              pink is not my thing, but dolphins are cool!!!
              • c01e
                c01eTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:43 am
              • Danielle Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:52 am
                I do not like pink but I do love dolphins🐬
                • c01e
                  c01eTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:43 am
                  Who doesnt love dolphins!!
                • DanieWednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:41 am
                  I love pink
                  • Sayori/ddlcTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:45 am
                    aww so Cute UwU
                    • Monika/ddlcMonday, April 29, 2019 at 10:41 am
                      OMG SO CUTE 😁