Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wow!!!



This extremely rare and beautiful "pink dolphin" was spotted and photographed by Capt. Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service on June 24th, 2007, during a charter fishing trip on Calcasieu Lake south of Lake Charles , LA.
It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama. After spotting the beautiful mammal cruising with a pod of four other dolphins, Rue and his guests idled nearby while watching and photographing the unusual sight for more than an hour. "It was absolutely, stunningly pink," Rue said.
The albino calf's pinkish appearance is likely produced by blood vessels underneath its relatively thin layer of blubber that would ordinarily be masked by a typical dolphin's gray coloration. According to marine biologists, this was only the third reported sighting of an albino bottlenose dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico (going back to 1994) and the fourteenth spotting anywhere in the world (the first coming in 1962).

11 comments:

Hardy Har Har said...

I think he's doing a
Mexican albino bottlenose dolphin
headless albatros head dip,
a move previously made famous
by some guy.

lost in space said...

Did A.Rice go through another name change?

Anonymous said...

Prolly, Hang Ten the inventor of the famous Headless Head Dip.

Anal Leakage said...

I'm glad no one made any stupid comments about that thing being gay or from Laguna! No sir, you won't find any childish comments on this blog!

synonymous said...

A.L. What do you oppose about gay childish blog comments.......

just checking said...

So, what has this to do with the art of surfing? We have a frustrated radar cop, now this. What's going down there, anyways?

photos don't lie said...

pink = small
black = big

Sweet-N-Low said...

The kindergarden blog is just down the street..

I can not believe you guys actually think you're the "dominent" gender. At least before when you guys crapped all over something you did it with inteligence. Made it fun for me to comment back, now it's just pathetic. I have a 9 year old that can come up with better digs than you guys.

Let me know when you guys reach puberty, than you'll be worthy of my attention.

:(

Dr. Ralph said...

That's good Sweet.

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blah kimo said...

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