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Friday, October 12, 2007


Put down that beer or glass of wine!

It's not a pink elephant but a pink dolphin that continues to be spotted on Calcasieu Lake south of Lake Charles, La.

Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted the rare pink dolphin in June and says he stills sees the young bottlenose dolphin swimming with its mother from time to time.

The albino dolphin is pink because calves don't have as much of a blubber layer, and without the gray coloration, the blood is right at the surface, according to Dagmar Fertl, a marine biologist for Geo-Marine, Inc. out of Dallas.

There have been 14 recorded sightings since 1962.

(OK, so I got carried away with the dolphin videos!)
Photo by Capt. Erik Rue

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Anonymous Charlie Tuna said...

What an odd site!
Wonder if the creature is recieved well by members of its pod?
Is bias reserved for only for the human species?
This is one dolphin that should be outfitted with a tracking collar.
It would be interesting to see how far it travels and if it travels alone.

Sat Oct 13, 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

The dolphin is wearing pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month..since dolphins are mammals, can they also get breast cancer? I guess next time it's spotted with a bandana, we'll know if it's going through chemo treatments.

Sat Oct 13, 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's my rose colored glasses? this is so odd.

Sun Oct 14, 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

The pink dolphin just needs more sunscreen. :}

Sun Oct 14, 06:15:00 PM  

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