How about that? A Pink Dolphin
This is rare pink albino bottlenose dolphin, or as I like call it, Tursiops truncates. It was photographed a few years back by charter boat captain Erik Rue in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern USA.
Capt Rue originally saw the dolphin, which also has reddish eyes, swimming with a pod of four other dolphins, with one appearing to be its mother which never left its side.
“It was absolutely stunningly pink.
“I had never seen anything like it. It’s the same color throughout the whole body and it looks like it just came out of a paint booth.”
TIL: Albinism is a rare condition that can affect all animals. It results from a rare combination of recessive genes that cause the individual to be unable to produce normal pigments. Because skin and hair pigments protect the animal from the effects of UV radiation, sunlight easily damages its eyes and skin, which leads to poor vision and the increased likelihood of skin cancer.