The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Marineland Dolphin Adventure Welcomes New Dolphin Calf

Marineland Dolphin Adventure has a new main attraction.

Casique, one of Marineland's resident bottlenose dolphins, gave birth to the female calf on Sunday and dolphin lovers were already visiting by Tuesday. Officials say mom and daughter are doing well.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports this is the first calf for Casique, who was born at Marineland in April of 2002.

The new calf joins three generations of female dolphins that are descendants of great-grandmother Betty. Betty is more than 40 years old.

Trainers are looking for some important milestones in the coming days, including bonding with the mother, independent nursing and weight gain.

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