Gulf World Marine Park is proud to announce the birth of a female Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.
Sandy, an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin gave birth at 3:33 a.m. on Thursday May 16. The father of the calf was an 18-year-old bottlenose dolphin on breading loan from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.
Staff monitored the expectant mother since the beginning stages of labor which started on Wednesday May 15 around 10 a.m. Gulf World guests were amazed to find that during the dolphin show today they were able to see the new born calf and watch it nurse.
Gulf World’s Veterinarian and marine mammal staff will monitor the dolphins closely for the next few weeks. The data collected during this period will be used in future research and education projects.