An unusual pink color dolphin was sighted in the Calcasieu ship channel of Calcasieu river Southern Lousiana in 2007. The latest news from Lousiana says a baby pink dolphin is sighted in the lake.
Pink dolphins are not something we see every day. It is almost impossible even to believe that they exist. But they do swim around the waters of the United States.
The Calcasieu ship channel is famous among both local and foreign tourists. Some boaters on the channel were lucky enough to see not only a pink dolphin but a pink calf.
The first pink dolphin who was sighted around 2007 was named as “pinky” because of her stunning pink color. Erik Rue was the first man to see Pinky. He said that she was swimming very close to the boat. He was able to snap some pictures of the beautiful creature and came home with prooves. Though most of us would rush to assume a pink color animal as a female, Erik was certain Pinky is a female as he saw her during the mating season. HE was able to bring picture prooves though prove the point again this time.
Bridget Boudreaux and her husband recorded a video of Pinky and a pink calf, but they were unable to get only footage of them together to prove they are mother and the son.
Some scientists say these pink dolphins are albino, and the lack of pigments in their skin makes blood vessels visible through, and that gives the pink hue. Not everybody agrees with them. Some believe the pink color is a result of genetic variation.
” what they get from mom and what they get from dad doesn’t mean that they can’t look a little bit different from their perfect image.” Says Kerry Sanchez, a senior rescue biologist from Clean Water Marine Aquarium they were reported on News Channel 8.