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The Pink Dolphin of Louisiana

An exceedingly rare pink dolphin spotted previously in Louisiana has again been sighted. The adult bottlenose dolphin is occasionally seen swimming in the Calcasieu River. Boat captain Erik Rue says he recently saw the dolphin mating, so speculation is that she may now be pregnant. Rue said of his most recent Pinky sighting in an interview with ABC affiliate WGNO, “She looks happy and healthy.”

The reason for the tint of Pinky's skin is under debate. Some experts have said she's an albino of the species and others believe she may have a genetic condition in which her blood vessels are just under her skin, giving it the rosy color. 

See a video of a previous Pinky sighting and read more about her at Mental Floss.  

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