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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The public has spoken and now a bottlenose dolphin calf, born at the Miami Seaquarium, has a name.

Drum roll please… Her name is Mia. Yes, it’s short for Miami.

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When the marine life attraction reopened at the beginning of November, it launched a baby naming contest. Since then, they received more than 1,000 votes and Mia was the most popular choice.

Mia arrived in the 305 at 3:05 p.m. on October 17. She and her mom, Panama, continue to do well.

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Visitors can see both of them daily during expanded hours for the holidays, plus enjoy a new holiday presentation, “Salty Saves Christmas” starring their resident sea lion.

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The park has health and safety measures in place which include mandatory facial masks and temperature checks before entering. All social distancing guidelines must also be followed. Team