Baby Dolphin at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove in Orlando welcomed a female dolphin calf on March 18 at 3:45 am. The calf weighs about 22 kg (48 lbs.) and is 1.2 m (47 in.) long.  The baby dolphin is doing well, nursing and bonding with her mother Natalie.

Dolphin calf and mother

The baby female dolphin born at Discovery Cove is doing well, bonding with mother Natalie. Photo by Discovery Cove.

Learn more about the calf at discoverycove.com. View our bottlenose dolphin page to learn more facts about dolphins.

Baby Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin at Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove in Orlando, FL welcomed a male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf on Monday. The calf weighs 44 pounds and measures 44 inches long.

Baby dolphin

The baby calf swims and bonds with his mother Kendall. Photo by Discovery Cove.

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.

Baby Dolphin at SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove

Dolphin calf and mother

A female Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf bonds with her mother at Discovery Cove in Florida.

A female Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida on November 30. The baby weighed 35 pounds and measured 3.5 feet long.

This birth is notable because scientists were able to pre-select the dolphin’s gender using a new technology called “sperm-sexing” where X chromosomes (which produce female offspring) are separated from Y chromosomes (which produce male offspring). This advancement allows scientists to preserve genetic diversity in dolphins.

According to SeaWorld, the new baby is doing well, continuing to develop and bonding with her mother.

For more info, visit SeaWorld’s website.

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.

Baby Dolphin Born at SeaWorld Orlando

Saturday morning saw the birth of a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando. The gender of the baby has not been determined yet, but has been feeding and bonding with the mother, Starkey.  Guests at the park can visit the pair at the Dolphin Nursery.

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.

Dolphin Calf Born at SeaWorld

A dolphin calf was born Tuesday at 9:36am at SeaWorld Orlando.  The calf weighs 35 pounds and is 40 inches long, with the sex unknown at this time.  It was seen nursing and bonding with its mom, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. Park guests can see the pair at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Nursery. In the nursery pregnant dolphins, new mothers, their calves and experienced moms live together.

Dolphin calf at SeaWorld

Dolphin calf and mom at SeaWorld

Dolphin calf and mom at SeaWorld

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.

Dolphin Bubble Rings at SeaWorld

Back in September of last year, we posted a video of dolphins making air bubble rings with their blow holes.  Now, SeaWorld curators in Orlando, FL have noticed a surge in this playful activity in their dolphins at Dolphin Cove.  The dolphins create a perfect bubble ring and then push it with their rostrums (bottlenoses) or bite it.  The dolphins learn the technique by watching other dolphins create rings.

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.

Dolphin Bubble Rings

Snopes.com has recently verified the phenomenon of dolphin bubble rings.  This video shows dolphins creating these bubble rings, which are essentially water vortices infused with air, and then playfully biting them or swimming through them.

For more information: http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/dolphinrings.asp

To learn more about bottlenose dolphins, see our Bottlenose Dolphin Facts Page.