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Pink dolphin photographed in Louisiana

2 March 2009 4 Comments

Posted by Sherwin

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This extremely rare pink Bottlenose dolphin was spotted swimming in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana.

The mammal was photographed by Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service, who has been studying the dolphin since it first surfaced in the lake.

Rue first saw the dolphin on June 24, 2007 swimming with four normal-looking gray ones.

“It appears to be an uncanny freak of nature, an albino dolphin, with reddish eyes and glossy pink skin,” the Calcasieu Charter Service’s website reads. “It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama.”

Freshwater pink dolphins can be found in the Amazon. They are called the ‘boto’ and are the largest river dolphins on Earth.

[Image via Daily Mirror]




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    those pink dolphins are only pink when they are babies. But thats so rare to see that.

  • http://caracol-cream-reviews.blogspot.com Carie

    those pink dolphins are only pink when they are babies. But thats so rare to see that.

  • http://www.dolphindiscovery.com/mayan_riviera Dolphins

    That is an amazing thing to capture on film. I wasn't aware of dolphins in lakes, but that would certainly be a treat, if not a miracle to find one.

  • http://www.dolphindiscovery.com/mayan_riviera Dolphins

    That is an amazing thing to capture on film. I wasn't aware of dolphins in lakes, but that would certainly be a treat, if not a miracle to find one.