week as always we are hosted by our
gracious hostess M.Beverly @
Last week just as I had posted my Pink Saturday,as I
went into the family room,there she was...in her finest
PINK.So instantly I had this weeks post.I am wondering
how many saw her too.How many others will post about
her also.We shall see now.
Isn't she just lovely?
photographed the animal, which is
actually an albino, when he began
studying it after the mammal first
surfaced in Lake Calcasieu, an
inland saltwater estuary, north
of the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern
Capt Rue originally saw the dolphin,
which also has reddish eyes, swimming
with a pod of four other dolphins, with
one appearing to be its mother which
never left its side.
He said: "I just happened to see a
little pod of dolphins, and I noticed
one that was a little lighter.
"It was absolutely stunningly pink.
"I had never seen anything like it.
It's the same color throughout the
whole body and it looks like it just
came out of a paint booth.
"The dolphin appears to be healthy
and normal other than its coloration,
which is quite beautiful and stunningly
"The mammal is entirely pink from tip
to tail and has reddish eyes indicating
its albinism. The skin appears smooth,
glossy pink and without flaws.
"I have personally spotted the pink do
lphin 40 to 50 times in the time since
the original sighting as it has apparently
taken up residence with its family in the
Calcasieu ship channel.
"As time has passed the young mammal
has grown and sometimes ventures away
from its mother to feed and play but
always remains in the vicinity of the
"Surprisingly, it does not appear to be
drastically affected by the environment
or sunlight as might be expected
considering its condition, although
it tends to remain below the surface
a little more than the others in the pod."
Regina Asmutis-Silvia, senior biologist
with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Society, said: "I have never seen a
dolphin coloured in this way in all my
"It is a truly beautiful dolphin but
people should be careful, as with
any dolphins, to respect it - observe
from a distance, limit their time
watching, don't chase or harass it
"While this animal looks pink, it is
an albino which you can notice in
the pink eyes.
"Albinism is a genetic trait and it
unclear as to the type of albinism
this animal inherited."
A close relation of dolphins, the
Amazon River Botos, called pink
dolphins, live in South America
in the Amazon.
Thank you so very much for
now,lets grab a link and go see
ALL the others....