Pink dolphin

This pink dolphin has been hanging around an estuary in Louisiana. From The Telegraph:
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 career.

"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.
"Pink dolphin appears in US lake" (Thanks, Gabe "TuneUp" Adiv!)


  1. didn’t Brock Samson ride (or something) a pink dolphin in a shaman hallucination in an episode of Venture Bros?

  2. unfortunately, it has a lot working against it. The lack of pigment will make it get sunburned (the pink color already shows that). This is one animal that might actually benefit from capture and living in a controlled environment with limited sunlight exposure.

  3. In the Amazon, there is a pink river dolphin, which was shown on old Jacques Costeau documentaries on the Amazon river, and also is the source of legend from people that live by the river. The legend says that the pink dolphin, on a day every month, becomes a handsome man, and goes out to mate with a human female. And when a pregnant woman shows up and the father is unknown, the ladies say that the father is the pink dolphin!!!

  4. Yep, Freshwater Dolphins are pink; I haven’t heard of Saltwater Dolphins being pink.

  5. #11 and 12 beat me to it. I seem to remember when my aunt went on a vacation to Peru, she sent back pictures of pink dolphins in the Amazon river. Although, this little dolphin definitely seems to be a slightly more saturated shade of pink.

  6. I’m from SE Texas and I seem to remember this happening in Louisiana before. Not long ago. Maybe 2-3 years back. Maybe not.

  7. Also seen drinking at the lake was a white horse with a single horn protruding from his forehead.

  8. It’s not pink. It’s sunburned. Imagine being an albino dolphin with no sunscreen, and you can’t hide in the deep for very long (what with the air breathing an all).

    Anonymous , March 3, 2009 11:58 AM “In the Amazon, there is a pink river dolphin…”
    And they put the “fug” in “fugly”. If your dolphin friend tried to set you up with one, it would be refered to as “having a nice personality”.

  9. Dude… how can the Unicorn be invisible and pink at the same time? And how could you “see” it if its invisible?

    ZOMGWTF! You’re not making any sense! Are you on drugs?

    Oh… you licked the dolphin, didn’t you? Damn. Well, be cool, man, don’t freak out, you’ll be down in a couple weeks.

  10. “Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of great spiritual power. We know this because they are capable of being invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorn is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can’t see them.” /Steve Eley

  11. wow, that’s is amazing that pink dolphins are real.
    If i had a wish, i would wish to have a pink dolphin. :D

  12. So, considering the fact that the pink dolphin is an entire species in the amazon river, and that those are the very same size as this one (i have been there and seen them), how are we all so confident that it isn’t just one of those that some how found its way up to Louisiana? That makes quite a bit of sense, you know.

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