CALCASIEU PARISH, La. – Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service first spotted a mysterious pink dolphin his client’s later nicknamed, “Pinky” in 2007 out while running a fishing charter on his boat with his fishing charter company Calcasieu Charter Service. The young dolphin was spotted in Calcasieu River‘s ship channel.
Originally spotted swimming with her mother, Captain Rue said she now swims on her own or with a pod of other dolphins. Ever since the day he first saw the mysterious dolphin, he’s always been fascinated. He believes that “Pinky” is one of the world’s only dolphins with this color pigmentation.
“We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime. She looks happy and healthy. We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks,” Captain Erik Rue said.
What makes “Pinky” so unique is her coloring. Rue said her whole body is “100 percent pink–you know, like, the color of most dolphins bellies, but her whole body is pink.” At first they all thought “Pinkie” was an albino dolphin, but after some research they don’t necessarily think so because she’d appear more white rather than pink if that was the case.
Recently Rue said he witnessed “Pinky” mating, so he’s curious to see if she’s pregnant and if she’ll be having a dolphin calf soon, and if so, what color will it be?