06 March 2009

So who are you, Pinky the dolphin?

This amazing critter could be observed in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico in southwestern USA. Boffins' claim that Pinky is an albino doesn't change the incontrovertible fact: Pinky, as its name suggests, is plainly pink.

A worrying question, though: since pink dolphins are known to inhabit Chinese waters, couldn't Pinky be an agent of a foreign power? Dolphins could be naughty if they put their minds to it, you know.

Another interesting question, seeing as Pinky is swimming in Cajun land: does a pink dolphin taste differently from its regularly colored fellows? It's a purely theoretical question, mind you, dear vegetarians, before you jump on my throat.