‘Pinky’ the rare pink dolphin has been spotted and might be pregnant.
A rare pink dolphin in Louisiana has shown itself again. Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service spotted the dolphin in 2007 while he was fishing on his charter service. It was originally spotted in Calcasieu River’s ship channel.
Rue was always fascinated by the pink dolphin and believes it may be one of the only fully pink pigmented dolphins in the world.
The dolphin isn’t elusive to the area. In fact, Rue has seen the dolphin hundreds of times throughout the years on summer days.
Eight years ago, Pinky was spotted as a baby pink dolphin who would swim near her mother. Now the dolphin is sometimes spotted swimming alone or with a pod of other dolphins.
Pinky’s coloring is exceptional because the whole body is “100 percent pink–you know, like, the color of most dolphins bellies, but her whole body is pink.”
Originally Rue thought the dolphin was albino, but after research they concluded the dolphin would appear more white if that were the case.
Rue recently witnessed the pink dolphin mating, so he’s interested to see if the dolphin is pregnant.
Any idea what color the dolphin calf would be?