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Pinky has surfaced again: The Louisiana bottlenose dolphin with a bubblegum-pink hue is making waves on social media this week. First spotted in 2007 in the Calcasieu River (map) by charter boat captain Erik Rue, Pinky is likely an albino, says Greg Barsh, a scientist who studies the genetics of color variation at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Alabama. read more

Up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) long and 300 pounds (136.1 kilograms), Pink River Dolphins are the largest freshwater dolphins in the world. read more

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FACT CHECK: Pink Dolphin
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How Did Rare Pink Dolphin Get Its Color?
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Pink dolphin appears in US lake
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Pink River Dolphins
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