A pink dolphin has become a local celebrity nearby Lake Charles, Louisiana. Frequents nearby Calcasieu Lake’s waters. Charter boat captain Erik Rue stated he first spotted Pinkie in 2007, based on ABC News. “I had been coming in from offshore and it was very flat calm. I found a pod of dolphins and something seemed different on among them. I shut down and waited. When they came back up to the surface, one was pink! It was magnificent,” Rue said of his initial sighting of this dolphin in an interview with Newsweek. Rue said that when he takes people about excursions to Calcasieu Lake, they oftentimes hope to have a glimpse of the dolphin. When Pinkie is actually seen by people Rue says they’re speechless. “I think many are a little surprised when they actually see it and it is really bright pink like we have told them,” Rue said to ABC News. … Everyone whips out their cell phones to attempt to capture a picture, or movie of it and naturally, we accommodate.”
According to Newsweek, he has hundreds of photos of this dolphin. To ABC News that he created a photo book about Pinkie, he said he in 2015. Among the photos he has of Pinkie shows her breeding with another dolphin. “It seems crazy, like dolphin porn, but they just happened to flop around a little so I had a crisp picture of it,” he told Newsweek. Rue’s photo of Pinkie’s breeding habits demonstrated she’s female. Though there’s a species of pink dolphins that inhabit the Amazon, Pinkie is not among them. They are pink, when dolphins are albino. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told Newsweek the bottlenose dolphins that were albino are infrequent, not much is known about them.