The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program has studied dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida, since 1970 and is the longest running study of a wild dolphin population in the world. Scientists do know that it’s the same genetic condition that afflicts 1 in every 17,000 humans. What I do know is that dolphins in general can be pink. National Geographic reports that both Pinky and her mating partner would need to both carry the mutated gene that causes albinism, after which there would only be a 50 per cent chance of giving birth to an albino calf. British sparkling wine beats champagne in blind taste test. Pinky has now returned eight years later swimming either alone or with a pod of other dolphins. ( Log Out /  I couldn’t travel to the bayou to confirm the story myself, so I still have reservations about the existence of a pink bottlenose there. A rare pink bottlenose dolphin has been spotted in a Louisiana lake. We previously placed Louisiana in the south-west of the United States. I just want a regal soap opera, gorgeous clothes... SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Fury at Kate Middleton's tennis club over council's £130 road fines. Mostly we seen dolphins live in oceans, zoo, or aquarium in black, gray or white (Chinese dolphin) color. Based on this study, the oldest bottlenose dolphin is Nicklo, who was 67 years old when she … Rare pink bottlenose dolphin called 'Pinky' spotted again in Louisiana and could be pregnant. Pinky, the rare pink bottlenose dolphin, spotted in Louisiana, Dubbed the "alien of the deep", the goblin shark was caught by a commercial fisherman off the coast of Eden, New South Wales. But Greg Barsh, a scientist specialising in colour variation genetics at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Albama, told the National Geographic magazine that Pinky is most likely an albino dolphin. Businessmen and tour groups could be exempt from quarantine in Britain from early next year to kick-start... SARAH VINE: Ho-ho-NO! ( Log Out /  But albinism, a genetic trait that causes a lack of pigmentation in the dolphin’s epidermal layer, is much less common. Regina Asmutis-Silvia, senior biologist with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, says that: 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. We protect birds and the places they need. In his spare time he loves to travel and drink coffee. When Rue first photographed Pinky in 2009, Rue described seeing a 'stunningly pink' baby dolphin. She sounds like she knows what she’s talking about and it makes sense really! Why does the black cat get such a bad rap? (via: telegraph, dolphins-world, padi, wikipedia). Known simply as 'Pinky', a rare pink dolphin known to frequent a Louisiana lake appears to have become a mother to another pink dolphin, as shown in a video shared on Facebook. In fact, the majority of botos, a species of dolphin found in the Amazon, are a rosy hue. He said he's generally seen Pinky swimming alone or with a pod of other dolphins. Or take action immediately with one of our current campaigns below: The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. told the National Geographic magazine that Pinky is most likely an albino dolphin. “We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime. The aggressive climbing perch, which has lungs as well as gills, has been discovered in northern Australia, A rare and terrifying frilled shark has been pulled from the water by fishermen near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia. It’s the least you can do. "The dolphin appears to be healthy and normal other than its coloration, which is quite beautiful and stunningly pink," Rue said he had seen the dolphin 40 to 50 times. In South America, there’s a species of river dolphin that is naturally pink, and there’s one in Asia, too. We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Fearing the wurst! He said at the time: 'The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. In the past, most studies used morphology to evaluate differences between and within species, but in the late 20th century, combining morphological and molecular genetics allowed much greater insight into this previously intractable problem. Hyalinobatrachium dianae is an inch-long glass frog with identical bright green skin, a translucent belly, and bulging white eyes with black pupils. The Fact Site is the number one source for the most interesting & random facts about animals, celebrities, food, films, games & so much more. He's a professional blogger & researcher with over 11 years’ experience in fact finding, SEO & web design. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Common bottlenose dolphins (referred to hereafter simply as bottlenose dolphins) are found throughout the world in both offshore and coastal waters, including harbors, bays, gulfs, and estuaries of temperate and tropical waters (estuaries are the areas where rivers meet the sea). Your support helps secure a future for birds at risk. The dolphin has reddish eyes and is completely pink which suggests that it is an albino dolphin. Albinism is a genetic trait and it unclear as to the type of albinism this animal inherited.". The crustacean is being donated to the Maine State Aquarium, A con-joined dolphin found on the beach of the Aegean Sea coastal town of Dikili, Izmir province of Turkey, A pair of conjoined gray whale calves have been found off the coast of Mexico, in what scientists believe could be the first discovery of its kind, Dolomedes facetus captured pond fish (genus Xiphophorus) in a garden pond near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Pink on dolphins isn’t always a sign of albinism. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. These are the stunning pictures of a rare pink bottlenose dolphin spotted swimming in a Louisiana lake. Photo via: tabippo Next time, if you are going to lake side be frisky, might be you are lucky one to seen “The Amazon Pink River Dolphin”, Well I know… It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The adorable moment a toddler hands her sweets to a refugee... ‘Are they for before and after dinner? But this “pinkie” pink albino dolphin pictures viral on internet, even conservationists have warned tourists to leave it alone. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. The bird joins a global kakapo population of just 125 birds, Migaloo the white whale, sighted at the Bernard Islands. Creative Commons. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws. Captain Erik Rue first discovered Pinky in 2007, but says the dolphin is back and has been mating, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Our email newsletter shares the latest programs and initiatives. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Captain Erik Rue first discovered Pinky in 2007, but says the dolphin is … By Corey Charlton for MailOnline and Reporter, Published: 22:04 GMT, 8 May 2019 | Updated: 22:24 GMT, 8 May 2019. If Pinky is an albino and is also pregnant, it is unlikely her calf would also be albino and appear pink, however. Twenty Terrific Facts About The Number 20, 100 Facts About Cats That You Should Read Right Meow.