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Monday
May212012

Beluga Calf Announcement 

May 21, 2012 

FIRST-EVER BELUGA WHALE CALF BORN AT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Calf is currently in critical condition

ATLANTA (May 21, 2012) – At 10:32 p.m. on Friday, May 18, Maris, one of Georgia Aquarium’s resident beluga whales, successfully gave birth to her first calf, a first for Georgia Aquarium as well. Shortly after birth, the calf took its first breath with the assistance of two divers, and then attempted to swim with its mother. The calf showed signs that it was not strong enough to navigate on its own, so Aquarium animal care and veterinary experts made the decision to intervene in order to provide the best care possible for the calf. The calf is under 24-hour care, and Aquarium experts currently list it in critical condition.

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Friday
May112012

Peru's Dolphin Deaths 

May 15, 2012 

What is Peru’s dolphin and pelican die-off telling us?

Written by: Dr. Al Dove via Deep Sea News 
Director of Research and Conservation at Georgia Aquarium

 

Dead pelicans on the beach in Peru. Img: The Guardian

As many as 900 dolphins and over 4,000 pelicans have washed up dead on the beaches of northern Peru in the last couple of months, (see news coverage here, here and here), leading to a flurry of activity as various authorities and other interested parties move to find out what is going on.

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Tuesday
May082012

Dazzle 

May 9, 2012 

Meet a Marineland Mom: Dazzle

Written by: Dani Salvatore
Animal Trainer at Marineland Dolphin Adventure

 

23 year-old Dazzle is best known by guests of Marineland Dolphin Adventure for her beautiful jumps and amazing fast swims. To three of our dolphins, she is known for something else... being a mom!

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