Sep 6, 2016

Rare Pink Dolphin Spotted in Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana

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Photograph via sloshyjacob on reddit

 

Redit user sloshyjacob recently shared a series of amazing photos his friend took of ‘Pinkie’ a rare pink dolphin known to frequent the waters of Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana.

For those wondering how a dolphin can possibly find its way and survive in a fresh water lake, Calcasieu connects to the Gulf of Mexico and actually consists of brackish or briny water which has more salinity than fresh water but not as much as seawater.

“Pinkie” is an albino bottlenose dolphin that was first spotted on June 24, 2007 by charter boat captain Erik Rue.

More recent sightings from 2015 captured “Pinkie” mating, confirming that the dolphin was female.
 
[via sloshyjacob on reddit]

 

 

 

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Photograph via sloshyjacob on reddit

 

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Photograph via sloshyjacob on reddit

 

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Photograph via sloshyjacob on reddit

 

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