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.

Sources: telegraph.co.uk, wikipedia.org,

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  • maryangel4ever
    maryangel4everThursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:28 am
    wow wish I could touch and I wish it could be my pet
    • ghost riderTuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:42 am
      i love dolphins
      • ledmun11225Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:29 am
        DOLPHINS RULE
        • ledmun11225Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:37 am
          OMG!!!!!!
          • ledmun11225Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:47 am
            such a cutie!!!!!! PINK is the BEST!!!
            • gaffy1635Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm
              so cute awwww so cute totally awww
              • bhoomi Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm
                ok cool
                • youTuesday, November 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm
                  ok cool
                  • BECKYWednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm
                    I like pink Dolphins
                    • savageWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm
                      That is not real but cool