Image: Captain Erik Rue.
Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service, located south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, has discovered himself to be a sudden celebrity because he took photographs of a pink dolphin recently. Rue and a boatload of guests saw the young dolphin on a charter trip on June 24.
El capitan Erik Rue se ha hecho famoso por haber captado unas fotografias de un delfin albino ( Rosa ) en Louisiana.
Rue published images of the pink dolphin on his website.
In a telephone interview last week, Rue said he has seen the extraordinary dolphin again.
“He is in a channel,” remarked Rue. “Our dolphins tend to stay (in our estuary).”
Rue said the area in which the dolphin has been spotted is rich in food sources for dolphins and the same ones tend to inhabit the area.
In the commentary on his Web site, Rue wrote;
It appears to be an uncanny freak of nature, an albino dolphin, with reddish eyes and glossy pink skin. It is small in comparison to the others it is traveling with and appears to be a youngster traveling with mama. After spotting the beautiful mammal cruising with a pod of four other dolphins, Rue and his guests Randy and Peyton Smith and Greg and Sam Elias of Monroe, LA idled nearby while watching and photographing the unusual sight for more than an hour.
Our expectations are high that we will see this amazing mammal again as it was in an area frequented by the gentle mammals and one confirmed report has it being spotted at least a month earlier in a nearby location. If it does turn up again, it will be a welcome surprise to our guests.
Is this a result of all the pollutants in the area?