The World`s Only Pink Dolphin

Submitted by: duphregne 8 years ago in Weird
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4927224/Pink-dolphin-appears-in-US-lake.html

You"re not on drugs, the world"s only pink Bottlenose dolphin was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana.
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Female 167
I wanna be pink sometimes...
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Female 961
nah it wasnt a hoax... it was a rare albinoism
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Male 119
@alk3v-no it is a lack of pigmentation in the skin. there is no melanin being produced so they appear white to pink. as far as I know albinism has nothing to do with blood vessels and everything with skin
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Female 444
Beatuy of nature!
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Female 93
this was a hoax, wasn`t it? I thought i heard somewhere that these college students did this .
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Male 339
I stand corrected SarahJ. Humpback it is.

Someguy - Isn`t the pink color of any albino species from the blood vessels, like the red eyes in albino mice.

Just makes me wonder if his momma got freaky with one of the Amazon `Botos`. Hot latin lovin` on the side in Louisiana?

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Female 495
alk3v -

According to your link Hong Kong has a species of pink Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins. Not Bottlenose Dolphins.

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Male 119
@alk3v-those dolphins aren`t truly pink. it has to do with blood vessels from what I read. As for this one it has everything to do with pigmentation being an albino
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Male 4,793
"Wow. Did they even TRY to do any research? Hong Kong has a whole species of pink bottlenose dolphin."

our pink dolphin is cooler. its made of bubblegum.

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Male 4,793
i know how it got here, you see, god was chewing some bubble gum one day, and he saw a dolphin so...meh you know where this is going, the point is, its actually a giant wad of bubblegum. in theory.
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Female 354
cooooooooooooooooooooooool
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Male 339
Ok seriously. This is quite the arrogant article.

Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Cruise

Wow. Did they even TRY to do any research? Hong Kong has a whole species of pink bottlenose dolphin. Did they even google search PINK DOLPHIN before writing this???
And yes it is not a hoax, I grew up in Hong Kong and have seen them.

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Male 430
And they laughed when I colored all my dolphins pink in grade school.
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Female 1,436
tannerb924 - I want one too
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Female 5,222
"a little lighter" dude thats like an halogen light compared lol
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Female 398
Love it. Want one.
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Male 629
The word "pink" in the article was used so much >>
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Female 662
Whoa. That`s pepto-bismol pink. I want it.
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Female 1,231
That article is not well-written. My journalism teacher would throw a fit.

Pink dolphin is... pink. I think they photoshopped it a little bit to make it look more pink than it actually is, because that is really, REALLY pink.

Anyway, the first sentence of the link description lies.

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Male 486
I got your pink dolphin right here.
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Male 2,395
I`m not very fond of pink, so it`s odd that I think it`s so awesome. :D
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Female 1,401
i want one
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Female 2,064
Whoa. I was expecting something like a greyish-pink colored dolphin, but dang that thing is PINK.
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Male 28
Ace2309, it said they studied it, and as it turns out, its albino. read the story!
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Male 330
wait a minute...%goes for guiness book*aha!!!a species of dark-pink dolphins live in the amazon and orinoco rivers in south america,so this is the only pink dolphin in the U.S,not the world!
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Female 15,763
The Amazon River Botos are pink because that`s just the coloring of their species. This dolphin is a MUCH brighter color, and is so because of a genetic mutation. So yes, it is the only one.
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Male 541
ah...

"A close relation of dolphins, the Amazon River Botos, called pink dolphins, live in South America in the Amazon."

The title should read "The world`s only pink Bottlenose dolphin"

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Male 541
aren`t there like a lot of pink dolphins in south america?
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Female 4,028
Great, so now not only will people be seeing pink elephants when they drink, but they`ll also see pink dolphins. There`s no escape!
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Female 328
...hot dolphin!
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Male 17,511
Weird!
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Male 243
freaky, i thought albino animals were usually white. interesting....
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Male 37
Yea title is totaly wrong. skyotic is right
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Female 87
Umm... theres pink freshwater dolphins in the Amazon....
Yeah, so not only one pink dolphin...
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Female 481
I

WANT

ONE

NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

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Male 1,853
Who are you to say I`m not on drugs? I happen to be, and I`ve seen PLENTY of pink dolphins in my day. There`s one sitting next to me right now! So neh, not very impressive...
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Male 24
Well thats cool! Animal cruelty FTL and Animal abnormalitys FTW! lol
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Male 342
one website says "Pink dolphins are near extinxtion.""There are less then 100 left" your acting like its a new species its just an albino it is still a dolphin
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Female 175
do a google search for albino dolphin and you can also get an image of a river dolphin thats pink.. *gasp* Pink dolphins are taking over!
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Female 175
one website says "Pink dolphins are near extinxtion.""There are less then 100 left"
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Male 787
But genetic mutation is part of the theory of evolution so I don`t see how that`s exactly a slap.
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Female 175
do a google search for albino dolphin and you can also get an image of a river dolphin thats pink.. *gasp* Pink dolphins are taking over!
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Male 216
http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-ex...

http://blog.silive.com/sinotebook/2007/0...

first one is in the amazon the second in china. this is clearly not the only one.

i dont know if someone already wrote this.

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Male 564
Sometimes, nature makes a pink dolphin to slap Darwin in the face.
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Male 488
ill kill it and stuff it. that would make a great stuffed animal for my girlfriend
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Male 7,933
LEAVE DOLPHIN ALOOONE!!!!

And I thought this was going to be a pic of Joey Porter in a pink shirt

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Female 2,927
aww its so cute, a little girls dream. "mommy i wanna ride a pink dolphin and have a blue puppy." lol
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Male 868
Want!
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Male 4,593
@2an2makes5
"It`s albino pmarren, you can`t catch being albino; it`s a mutation in its genes."

Uh, yes, I know. I was making a statement about New Orleans. Next time I`ll be sure to dumb it down for you.

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Female 14
It`s not the only one, you can get them in the Chinese South Eastern delta system and in the Amazon river.
But they`re not Albino like this one.
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Male 10,440
mike > agreed. Its not epic.
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Male 317
"panth753
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
453 Posts Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:02:20 AM
That is epic."


No it`s not.

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Female 1,653
Wows it`s so...
visible!
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Female 317
awesome!
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Female 9,572
That is epic.
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Male 1,788
This would go great with my pink can of tuna.

Also...it`s a breast cancer awareness dolphin! Awesome..

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Female 346
This is where Lisa Frank gets her inspiration :P
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Female 1,516
It kind of looks sunburned. :( I hope it will be okay.
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Female 652
hello kitty, eat your heart out!
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Female 1,963
AWESOME.
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Female 337
It`s albino pmarren, you can`t catch being albino; it`s a mutation in its genes.
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Male 782
Can we name it Photoshop for fun?
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Male 355
As said on text, here in Brazil we have pink dolphins called botos, so thats not the only one.
Im buying one.
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Male 4,593
I`ve been to New Orleans, worst city ever, and that was before the hurricane.

The poor dolphin propbably had its skin infected from the filth running off with the rainwater.

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Male 3,301
Flipper is looking fabulous!
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Male 357
I am so on drugs.
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Male 3,014
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Female 1,071
"I just happened to see a little pod of dolphins, and I noticed one that was a little lighter."

Yeah... just a little bit! =D That`s so cool!

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Male 7
Link: The World`s Only Pink Dolphin [Rate Link] - You`re not on drugs, the world`s only pink Bottlenose dolphin was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana.
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