Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Pink Dolphin???

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting pink Saturday. Please visit her for a list of other blogs posting pink pics today!


While searching Google for something pink to post, I ran across this unusual picture of a pink dolphin. I've not seen anything like this before, and found it to be very interesting. I thought I would share it with you for pink Saturday.

Click here, to read more about the pink dolphin, which happens to be in danger of extinction.
Here is more information from the website where I found the picture:

These photographs of a beautiful pink dolphin are circulating via email and online. Although some have suggested that the little dolphin has been made to look pink via image manipulation software, the photographs are in fact genuine. The pictures were snapped on Calcasieu Lake by Capt. Erik Rue during a charter fishing trip. An article about the pink dolphin on the Beaumont Enterprise website notes:

When Rue first got a fleeting glimpse of a paler, pinkish bottlenose dolphin diving near Calcasieu Lake, he waited for it to resurface just be sure.

"It was really exciting," Rue, a captain with Calcasieu Charter Service, said by phone. He hung around for about an hour snapping photos of the fair-skinned, red-eyed albino dolphin swimming with a pod June 24th.

There were several other sightings of the albino dolphin in the region, including some near the Cameron ferry as stated in the email message.

During the past 15 years, there have been three other confirmed sightings of albino dolphins along the US Gulf Coast. A white dolphin, dubbed "Misty", was also spotted off the South Australian coast in 1996.

Pink dolphins are known to inhabit waterways in the Amazon. And the journeys of Migaloo, a famous white humpback whale, always generate a great deal of interest.


I've always loved dolphins and think this dolphin is such a beautiful creature.

Thanks for the visit, and have a great pink Saturday!
Diane

52 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..I have never heard of the pink dophin very interesting!!!!
-sandy toes

Smilingsal said...

The Miami Seaquarium had an albino dolphin named Snowball, and I have seen it. It was white, white. So, I suppose this one could happen too. Interesting. Happy Pink Day.

Ryan and Katie said...

Pink Dolphins?! Who knew! You were ahead of me on SITS. Happy New Year!

laurie said...

So interesting! I had never heard of a pink dolphin, much less seen a picture of one. Thank you for sharing. laurie

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh! That is amazing. I love dolphins, too. Thank you for sharing this with us, Diane.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, That was a new one on me too...pink dolphins! Very interesting and pretty! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I've never heard of a Pink Dolphin, how interesting.. thanks for the info and for sharing. Have a super Pink Saturday. hugs ~lynne~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow I never know there is Pink Dolphin and to think there is one is amazing! Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New Year!

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
I've never heard of a pink dolphin. It is beautiful.
Hope you have a great Saturday.
Hugs, Rhondi

suesueb said...

the dolphin is indeed beautiful! it would be wonderful to spot her!! have a wonderful pink saturday!

Lorrie said...

This is a very interesting post Diane--it seems there's always something new to learn, isn't there? I love dolphins, so this was neat for me to see.

Melissa Wertz said...

That is pretty and cute. Never thought about dolphins being albinos and pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Karen said...

That's the prettiest dolphin I've ever seen. :)

Suzie Button said...

That's quite amazing! Thanks for sharing this, you learn something new every time you blog, don't you?! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Gollum said...

That's interesting--I enjoyed hearing about a different kind of pink (and I love learning anything about dolphins).Great post!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This pink dolphin is so cute!

~ Gabriela ~

The Grube Family said...

Amazing!!!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

See... even God loves pink! Thanks for a very special post...

Happy Pink Saturday

Happy To Be said...

Great post Diane..and I also never heard of a PINK dolphin...loved your PINK Saturday...hugs and smiles Gloria

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Rubbing my eyes at disbelief...lol...Yes it is true...A pink dolphin! Love your post

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Really interesting, just when you think you know everything! Thank you!

:-)
Cathleen

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I got an email with this little guy, and I couldn't believe it! I love seeing him! What a miracle of God! :-)

xo,

Sheila

Susan said...

Never had seen a pink dolphin...very interesting!

She'sSewPretty said...

OH! That is so pretty! I love dolphins. I've never seen or heard of a pink one. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Pink dolphins? Another reason my daughter loves these creatures! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dawn said...

I never knew there could be pink dolphins! I like the picture and thanks for the info!!!

My high school mascott was the dolphin :)

take care,
Dawn

CC said...

What a beautiful dolphin. I think they're all beautiful..but this one..wow!!!!. Have a great Pink Saturday..

CC said...

What a beautiful dolphin. I think they're all beautiful..but this one..wow!!!!. Have a great Pink Saturday..

Jenny S said...

I love learning new things!! I guess anything can be an albino animal!! Very Cool! Happy Pink Saturday!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful dolphin....I just think dolphins are beautiful anyway but this one is so unique! Hope you are having a great Saturday Diane!

April said...

Oh, that is so neat! I've heard of pink dolphins, but I've never seen an actual picture of one. Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Hi Diane

It was very interesting to read about the pink dolphin --it's so unusual!

We saw the Benjamin Button movie and really liked it a lot -- it was so touching that both my husband and I were crying at the end! Thanks for the recommendation!

Hugs, Pat`

Ellen said...

Hi Diane...last month I had the wonderful experience of having a dolphin experience. I sure would have really been in awe if one had been pink. Thank you for the information. :)Ellen

~Leslie said...

Wow a pink dolphin! Who knew? Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

lisa said...

Diane

Thats for sharing the picture you found. Wow, who knew.

Lisa

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Amazing Pink Saturday post, Diane!

KayEllen said...

wow!
I never knew that!!!
Happy New Year and a wonderful pink Saturday!!!

Smiles,
KayEllen

imjacobsmom said...

Hmmm! That is so cool - you learn something new everyday! That little dolphin is such a cutie! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

beth at aunties said...

Thanks for sharing. I never knew there were pink dolphins and enjoyed learning about them. This one sure was pretty.

~Beth

Southern Lady said...

I, too, love dolphins ... and enjoyed seeing and reading about this one. I wonder if it was a boy or a girl?

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...that's pretty cool. I've seen a solid white squirrel near my home...but never a pink dolphin! Thanks for sharing this!
Susan

Joy said...

Diane, this is amazing! Thanks for sharing such a striking photo and accompanying information.

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool!!! I'll bet that was a sight to see!

paintinpatti said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Such an interesting post!!! Thank you for the treat!

jeanne said...

Diane, oy am I late commenting today. We were in Atlanta visiting my sister for two days. We are home now. I love the story of the pink dolphin. I had no idea they existed. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my post today. I talked to Beverly and she asked me why I posted a pink elephant. I was surprised she didn't under stand the significance of an elephant never forgets. She said it is about drinking too much. I had such a laugh over this.
I know that is true but I had to post a pink elephant on pink Sat. didn't I ???

Hugs,,,Jeanne

Carol said...

Just wanted to let you know I have posted a link to your site. I love all of your "trash to treasures". I do that kind of thing all the time, so love all of your ideas. CArol

The Muse said...

so fascinating!!!

KATHERINELLEN said...

Diane,
WOW! I did not know that...thanks for sharing...They are beautiful! Verky interesting pink post..Happy Pink post

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

S/he's a lovely dolphin. I found the read very interesting. My eldest girl is a dolphin lover and this year I'm getting her a dolphin for her birthday (adopt a dolphin). I now she'll be very interested to read this.
Enjoy your weekend!

dana said...

Good Morning, Diane!
Happy LATE PSat! This was such an interesting post!! Dolphins are so fascinating--then you add the PINKNESS of some into the mix and it makes them even more exciting.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my 100th post--you lucky gal are now entered in the drawing!!! :) Dana

PS that Hope Diamond is wonderful--we missed that when we were there--maybe it wasn't on display then. Also, I loved the parade photos while you were in Rome!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I've neevr heard of a pink dolphin either...too cool! one of my dreams is to swim w/ the dolphins.

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