Earlier this week on January 8, a team of marine animal rescue experts - from National Marine Fisheries Services, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and our very own SeaWorld Orlando – worked together to free a dolphin that had been tangled in fishing line in the Banana River, located near Cape Canaveral, Fla.
A 3.5 foot-long, 35-pound dolphin was born at Discovery Cove on Friday, November 30 at 10:22 a.m.
This birth is notable because it marks the first time a dolphin at Discovery Cove has successfully given birth to a calf conceived through the use of “sperm-sexing” research, which involves separating sperm carrying a female-producing X chromosome from sperm carrying a male-producing Y chromosome.
Six months after finding an approximately five-day-old dolphin while boating in Florida waters, the family that alerted the appropriate authorities and stayed with the young calf until help arrived was reunited with the dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando.
This past Sunday, SeaWorld's animal rescue team traveled to Three Sisters Island, in Volusia County, Fla. to rescue a stranded newborn dolphin calf.
Bottlenose dolphins have long called the warm waters of the Indian River Lagoon in central Florida home. However in recent years this area has become a hotspot of concern for those interested in protecting the much-loved mammals.
SeaWorld San Diego welcomes a new addition to our marine mammal family: an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf!
On Sept. 2 SeaWorld San Antonio’s Animal Rescue Team rescued a baby Atlantic bottlenose dolphin calf outside of Rockport, Texas. The 4-to-6-month-old female calf, which had sustained wounds to its tail fluke and dorsal fin and was entangled in loose fishing line, was treated locally by SeaWorld veterinarians and immediately released to rejoin its nearby mother.
SeaWorld San Diego's Dottie the Dolphin, along with senior vet Dr. Todd Schmitt, and Dr.
SeaWorld San Diego veterinarians went to extraordinary lengths to save the life of one of the park's dolphins. Dottie, a 23-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, went into kidney failure due complications from kidney stones, but thanks to a team of highly-skilled “human” doctors from the University of California at San Diego Medical Center, her life was saved through medical procedures never before performed on a dolphin.