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critter crazy
07-04-2007, 09:34 PM
A Rare Pink Dolphin (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287938,00.html) has been found.


It's sleek, fast, cute and pink.
http://www.foxnews.com/images/298649/0_61_pink_dolphin_2.jpg (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287938,00.html#)

A charter-boat captain from Lake Charles, La., photographed a rare pink dolphin a couple of weeks ago in Calcasieu Lake (http://javascript%3cb%3e%3c/b%3E:siteSearch('Calcasieu%20Lake');), an estuary just north of the Gulf of Mexico (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,287938,00.html#) in southwestern Louisiana.

According to Calcasieu Charter Service's Web site, Capt. Erik Rue was on the lake June 24 with fishing customers when five dolphins came into view four normal-looking gray ones, and a bright pink one that appeared to be an adolescent.

"It appears to be an uncanny freak of nature, an albino (http://javascript%3cb%3e%3c/b%3E:siteSearch('albino');) dolphin, with reddish eyes and glossy pink skin," the Web site reads. "It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama."

There is a species of pink dolphin that lives in the Amazon River in South America, but this one appears to be a more common bottlenose dolphin (http://javascript%3cb%3e%3c/b%3E:siteSearch('bottlenose%20dolphin');).


That is so cool!! I just hope it is able to survive, and no one messes with it!

Blue Dragonfly
07-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Wow, that is amazing. it is probably some type of albino, and the pink is from blood vessels. thanks for sharing this.

Sevaede
07-05-2007, 03:07 AM
Ohhhh, Lauuura! :D Have you seen these pink dolphins in your travels? :D

Great pic! That is too cute and amazing. :D

Marigold2
07-05-2007, 06:06 AM
Amazing, now lets hope we as a species have enough sense to leave it in peace.

Hellow
07-05-2007, 08:54 AM
Wow, i have never even heard of a pink dolphin until now! Cool! Now lets hope the fishers dont turn retards and go out to kill it. :)

chocolatepuppy
07-05-2007, 09:02 AM
Wow! How cool. :cool: That dolphin is so cute. :)

sweetpatata6
07-05-2007, 09:23 AM
Wow, i have never even heard of a pink dolphin until now! Cool! Now lets hope the fishers dont turn retards and go out to kill it. :)


Well, they may not kill it, but it WILL be an easy target in the wild being pink and not the natural color... Unfourtunetly it would stand out to preditors... I love how in the picture it looks like the dolphin's smiling :D