An albino dolphin has been spotted cruises the waves of Lake Calcasieu, a saltwater estuary in Louisianna.
Capt Erik Rue, 42, 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.
“I just happened to see a little pod of dolphins, and I noticed one that was a little lighter,” he said. “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.”
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.”