Albino Dolphin Pink?

A pink bottlenose albino dolphin was spotted swimming in Lake Calcasieu in Louisiana a few months ago. It is believed to be the only of its kind.
The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes indicating it's albinism.
Albino dolphins are so rare. My question is, why are albino dolphins pink?
Could this be the start of a new species of albino dolphins?

asked by Moss in Other - Pets & Animals | 3329 views | 12-08-2009 at 02:16 AM

The Chinese White Dolphin also called Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin, is a species of the Humpback dolphin and is one of eighty cetacean species. The adult dolphin is usually white or grey in colour. The population along the Chinese coast is unique in that they exhibit a pink-coloured skin. This colour of the skin is not a result of colour pigmentation, but is actually from blood vessels used for thermoregulation to prevent overheating during exertion. The adult's body length is about 200 - 350 centimetres and the infant's body length is about 1 metre. The average weight of an adult is around 150 to 230 kilograms.

That's why albino dolphins are pink. I personally adore them, they look so cute!

answered by Vegas | 12-08-2009 at 02:26 AM

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