Rare pink dolphin spotted again in Louisiana

Posted at 5:43 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 05:43:47-04

(NBC) - A rare dolphin was spotted this weekend near Louisiana's Gulf Coast.

"Pinky", a rare pink dolphin, leapt from the waters of a Louisiana shipping channel

The dolphin has been spotted over the years, but this appears to be the clearest image of the creature out of the water. 


The shipping channel connects Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico.

Animal experts differ in opinion over whether "Pinky" is an albino dolphin, or the rare color comes from a genetic variation.