Saturday, September 16, 2006

Contest to name new baby dolphin at the Seaquarium in Miami

One of South Florida’s favorite tourist attractions has had a couple of visits from the stork and the Miami Seaquarium wants to get you involved in the celebration.The Miami Seaquarium is now home to a brand new baby dolphin. The 35 pound, 3 ½ feet long, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin was born at the newly renovated "Windows to the Sea" at Miami Seaquarium on September 10th, 2006.

The baby boy dolphin, still unnamed, was born to mother “Samantha” and father “JJ” and is a third generation Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin born at the park.Here’s where you come in. The Miami Seaquarium has launched a baby naming contest for the brand new Bottlenose dolphin.If you think you’ve got the winning name for the baby boy dolphin, just click here and submit your suggestion.

You could win 20 tickets to the Monster Splash Halloween Nighttime Bash.In addition, a newborn California Sea Lion was born at the park's Golden Dome on June 8th, 2006. Now weighing more than 35 pounds, the sea lion pup named Diesel is a male and weighed an estimated 17 pounds at birth. He can be seen at the park's Sea Lion feeder pool exhibit learning to swim, engaging in social activity and playful behaviors.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"