Caught on Camera: Pink dolphin playing in Louisiana ship channel

Yes, pink dolphins exist! And one was caught on camera in a La. ship channel over the weekend. (Video: Courtesy of Bridget Boudreaux)

CAMERON PARISH, LA. - Yes, pink dolphins do exist!

And one was caught on camera in a Louisiana ship channel over the weekend. 

Bridget Boudreaux says she spotted "Pinky" while taking a boat cruise with her husband in the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Hackberry on Saturday afternoon. 

"I about fell out the boat," said Boudreaux. "I was like wow that's not a regular dolphin, that's a pink dolphin."

Pink Dolphin

And just when you think it couldn't get any better, she says she actually saw two pink dolphins. Unfortunately, she was only able to get a video and picture of one.

Boudreaux says the pink dolphins were originally seen about 20 feet from their boat, and they were playing with other dolphins. 

National Geographic reports pink dolphins like the one seen in Louisiana are most likely albinos. Albinism is when the cells that normally make the pigment melanin fails to produce at normal levels, or at all.  

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