Dolphin Naming Contest Open To Public

MIAMI (CBS4)- Santa Stork headed to the Miami Seaquarium just in time for the holidays. The aquarium is celebrating the birth of its first dolphin born at Dolphin Harbor, and the public is invited to name him.

According to the seaquarium, the new male resident, a third generation Miami Seaquarium dolphin, was born on Monday. The baby’s mother, Star is an 11-year-old and his father is a 24-year-old. Both parents were born at the Miami Seaquarium.

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The baby continues to make great progress and has adapted well to his environment. On average a dolphin calf will weigh anywhere between 40-45 lbs and is 3 1/2 to 4 feet long, according to the Miami Seaquarium.

The baby dolphin can be seen by participants in the Dolphin Experience at Dolphin Harbor, and guests are invited help name him for the chance to win a Trainer for the Day Experience for two, valued at $1,000.

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The name will be announced once all entries are received, which are due by January 15, 2011. Only one entry per person will be eligible for the drawing. For more details on the contest, click here.