|9th March 2009, 09:12 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Greater Manchester
Quote from Cryptomundo:
I have to mention that “Pinky the rare albino dolphin” has been spotted in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana, USA.
Charter boat captain Erik Rue, 42, 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 USA.
There is a species of pink dolphin [Amazon River Dolphin (or Boto), Inia geoffrensis] that lives in the Amazon River in South America, but this Louisiana example appears to be a more common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). There are also pink dolphins seen off Hong Kong, which are Sousa chinensis (a.k.a. Humpback Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Pacific Humpback Dolphin, Chinese White Dolphin).
Now how cool is that, at first I had to look twice I thought the image was either a plastic dolphin or it had been photoshopped, isnt nature amazing!
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