“It looks like it just came out of a paint booth.” – Erik Rue
Pinky got its name for being an unusually bright pink bottlenose dolphin. Originally it was believed Pinky was albino, but now it is more agreed that Pinky is this distinct pink because of a genetic disorder.
There are two other species of dolphins that are known for being pink – the Chinese white dolphin and the the Amazon river dolphin, however neither of those are quite as distinctively pink as Pinky.
According to Erik Rue a charter boat captain who spotted and has been keeping an eye out for Pinky, said he saw Pinky engaging in mating behavior and may be pregnant. Will we be seeing some pink baby dolphins?
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