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A rare dolphin (a bottlenose dolphin) was swimming around in Lake Calcasieu, a lake in Louisiana. It has been known to be the only pink dolphin in the world when Eric Rue a captain found it when he was fishing a week ago. He did not expect to see a dolphin that was pink. When people on shore heard about and saw the dolphin in a picture they thought it looked liked a dolphin that was freshly painted. It is the same color throughout its body, but it has reddish eyes. “Scientists think that it has been suffering from albinism which is a genetic condition caused by a lack of the pigmentation melanin, which is responsible for the skin color of all living creatures.” Because of its color the dolphin tries to stay away from the sun, which means that it must have to stay underwater for as long as possible. Other than that, the dolphin seems to be as healthy as a blue dolphin and sometimes can be seen with the rest of its family. The rest of its family is the normal color. This dolphin could care less about what color it is. This dolphin and its family have decided to make Lake Calcasieu its home.
I am amazed that a dolphin could be the color pink. It is just amazing. Also, I have swam with dolphins before when I went to Florida last year. The instructor that was helping us with the dolphin said the dolphin could only stay underwater for eight minutes. But I guess this dolphin is unique because it tries to stay underwater for as long as it can so it doesn’t have to be in the sun for that long. I also hope the dolphin doesn’t die because of its sickness. I wonder if the dolphin has kids and if one day they're going to be pink?
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