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Miami Seaquarium Wants Public to Name Baby Dolphin

Seaquarium asking fans to choose name for baby dolphin on Facebook



    Miami Seaquarium
    Panama and her baby dolphin.

    The Miami Seaquarium is asking for the public's help in naming the newest addition to their dolphin family.

    The female dolphin calf was born on April 11 to mom Panama, a 20-year-old dolphin and member of the Top Deck Dolphin exhibit. On average, a dolphin calf weighs between 35-45 pounds and are 3 1/2 to 4 feet long.

    It's the fourth calf for Panama, but so far the baby dolphin doesn't have a name. The park has narrowed it down to four options: Fiji, Bali, Sanibel or Calypso.

    A Facebook contest has been launched to allow fans to pick the newborn's name. Click here to vote. Voting ends May 7 and the winner will be announced on May 8.

    The dolphin is part of several new additions to the Seaquarium, including six baby cow nose sting rays, 50 baby octopi and an orphaned baby manatee named Cadbury that arrived at the park on April 9 for rehabilitation.