Pink Dolphin Spotted In Louisiana, Rare Bottlenose Last Spotted 8 Years Ago
A rare pink dolphin was spotted in a Louisiana waterway recently – eight years after it was first caught on camera.
Pink Dolphin Returns To Louisiana
The pink dolphin, dubbed “Pinkie,” was detected in Calcasieu River’s ship channel in south Louisiana. As with the last time, “Pinkie” was witnessed by Calcasieu Charter Service Captain Erik Rue.
“We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime. We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks. She looks happy and healthy,” Rue told WGNO-TV
Rue added that Pinkie is “100 percent pink — you know, like, the color of most dolphins bellies, but her whole body is pink.”
While Pinkie was seen near her mother the last time she was in town, Rue says that this time she is swimming alone and with a pod of other dolphins. Rue also thinks it’s possible that he saw Pinkie mating and that she could be pregnant.
Although back in 2007 it was speculated that Pinkie was an albino dolphin, it is now believed that she could have another genetic condition. Most albino dolphins are not as pink as Pinkie and have a whiter overall appearance.