Dolphin Colored Bright Pink Due To Rare Genetic Fault!!


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Is it Pink Dolphin?
Dolphin colored bright pink due to rare genetic fault
Known simply as ‘Pinky’, the bottlenose pink dolphin has become a local celebrity. Even its extremely rare and stunning pink colouration, thought to be caused by a genetic fault.
However, Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service claims to have recently seen Pinky

Baby Pink Dolphin born at underwater in Singapore

Mr Rue said nearly a decade after first spotting her, she can now be seen swimming on her own or with a pod of dolphins instead of alongside her normal-coloured mother.
‘We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime. We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks. She looks happy and healthy,’ he said.
Mr Rue claims Pinky’s whole body is ‘100 per cent pink’ like that of most dolphins bellies.
Rare albino dolphin

Stunning sight: The rare albino dolphin has been spotted by excited visitors to Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana

Now he claims to have seen her mating, and said he was curious to see if she was pregnant and if so, what colour her calf would be.
When he first photographed Pinky in 2009, Mr Rue described seeing a ‘stunningly pink’ baby dolphin.
 ‘The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws.
‘I have spotted it about 40 to 50 times in the time since the original sighting as it has apparently taken up residence with its family in the Calcasieu Ship Channel.
 ‘I feel very fortunate to have seen this incredible mammal and lucky to be able to work and live in the area where such a fantastic creature frequents.
‘Our guests are always thrilled at the opportunity to spot such a unique mammal and we look forward to it being around for some time to come.’

Pink dolphin – ‘It’s now life or death’

Pink dolphin

Hong Kong’s pink dolphin is vanishing fast as the number of sightings decrease

Worried conservationists say the number of dazzling marine mammal around the autonomous territory’s bustling waters have reached a worrying low.

A new report from Hong Kong’s fisheries and conservation department shows how numbers have crashed from 87 in 2011 to only 47 last year.

“In recent years for example, we saw dolphins taking refuge further south … and they were still reproducing.

“There are absolutely no barometers of optimism this year.

Pink dolphin

Samantha Lee, explained to the SCMP: “Reclamation destroys dolphin foraging habitat and marine traffic increases the collision risk.

“Also, the underwater noise generated inhibits their echolocation capability.

“These disturbances threaten the survival of the remaining dolphins.”

 


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