Rare Pink Dolphin In Louisiana Waters Could Be Pregnant

Rare Pink Dolphin In Louisiana Waters Could Be Pregnant
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A rare pink dolphin spotted way back in 2007 in Louisiana waters is found to be a female and could be pregnant as well, reports a charter boat captain.


Captain Erik Rue is the first person to see the pink dolphin in 2007 after which he has been constantly monitoring the rare and pretty mammal. He had reported lately that he saw the pink dolphin mating two weeks ago and thereby found that it is a female. He also added that the dolphin could be pregnant now.

Rue told ABC News today on September 9, that “I’ve taken a ton of pictures of her mating and it proved she’s a female.”

“I believe I’m first one who saw her and I know I’m the first one to take pictures of her. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve spend a lot of time following her around,” said Rue.

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Rue spotted the pink dolphin in the waters of Lake Charles in Louisiana when he was on board with four others in Calcasieu Charter Service’s charter boat. Rue said that the pink dolphin nicknamed Pinkie has become a local celebrity and people fondly took trips in the charter in hopes of having glimpse of the rare and exciting mammal.

Pinkie was initially thought to be an albino. But the strong pastel pink coloring on pinkie is too overwhelming to make her an albino, according to Slash Gear.

Rue said about the dolphin’s color: “Dolphins have pink bellies, so I just kind of started of thinking that this is a genetic glitch.

“If it was albino I believe it would be white. I’ve changed what I thought over time, as I analyzed the pictures I have. Other than it being pink and her eyes not opening all the way, it’s a perfectly normal dolphin and does all the things the rest of them do,” added Rue.