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Video shows pink dolphin swimming in Louisiana channel

Posted at 2:11 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 14:19:21-04

CAMERON PARISH, La. — A woman captured stunning video of a pink dolphin swimming in a Louisiana channel over the weekend.

The video was taken by Bridget Boudreaux Saturday afternoon in Cameron Parish, KHOU reports. She was on a boat with her husband when she spotted the dolphin jump several feet away from the vessel.

“I about fell out the boat,” Boudreaux said about the encounter. “I was like, ‘Wow, that’s not a regular dolphin. That’s a pink dolphin.'”

Boudreaux said she actually saw two pink dolphins swimming together but one vanished before she could get her camera out.

National Geographic reports that a pink-hued dolphin, likely born with albinism, was first spotted in the area in 2007 and has been dubbed Pinky by its admirers.