Viral Pink Dolphin Photos: Fake or Real? 

By Pankaj

1. Photos: Show a pink dolphin leaping out of the water and another stranded on a North Carolina beach.

2.  Origin: Images were first shared on Facebook.

3.  Debate: Many users questioned the photos' legitimacy due to the dolphin's unnatural pink hue and "plastic" appearance.

4. Real or Fake Confirmed to be fake, possibly AI-generated. Experts from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also confirm these are not real.

5. Reality  : Real albino dolphins have a much lighter pink hue, not the vibrant pink shown in the photos 

6.  Only 14 documented sightings of albino bottlenose dolphins have occurred since 1962.