Friday, August 24, 2012

Pink Dolphin

I knew there was a reason why they had a pink dolphin at the Atlanta Aquarium gift shop :)

This little guy is named pinky, and he's an albino Bottlenose Dolphin, as confirmed by his red eyes.  His skin doesn't generate the melanin needed to give his skin the necessary pigment and so he looks pink.

The Amazon River has pink dolphins that aren't albino.  Their skin is naturally pink and they are smaller in length than sea dolphins, but have longer snouts.

Isn't this amazing? 


  1. He is adorable and needs ro be set free instead od living in a tank. Dolphins hate captivity. It's Cruelty.

    1. I think you misunderstood the post. The dolphin is free and is not held captive. The pink dolphin at the aquarium I was referring to was at the gift shop...a glass pink dolphin. But I agree nonetheless.



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