MARINELAND, FLORIDA (September 12, 2014) - Marineland Dolphin Adventure revealed the name of the newest female dolphin calf is Coquina. The name was voted one by fans and guests of Marineland Dolphin Adventure in the “What’s In A Name?” Dolphin Adventure Sweepstakes sponsored by AT&T on Marineland’s Facebook page between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5. The final four names to vote on were chosen by Marineland Dolphin Adventure and Georgia Aquarium staff in an internal naming contest and included Calypso, Coquina, Shimmer and Stella. Over 3,000 people participated in the contest. Coquina won with almost 40 percent of the total vote. Coquina is also the soft limestone rock consisting of shells and corals that is found around northeast Florida.
Marineland teamed up with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax to help find the perfect name for the dolphin calf. Tune into CBS47 and FOX30 Action News at noon to see how the name was revealed.
Coquina was born in May at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The public is invited to visit Marineland tomorrow, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Family Fun Day to meet Coquina and enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and entertainment with Marineland’s resident dolphins.
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ABOUT MARINELAND DOLPHIN ADVENTURE
Marineland Dolphin Adventure’s goal is to utilize interactive educational experiences to inspire visitors to value and respect marine mammals and their environment. Located south of St. Augustine, Florida, Marineland Dolphin Adventure opened in 1938 as Marine Studios and marked its 75th anniversary celebration in 2013. In addition to its status as one of Florida’s first and most beloved attractions, the park also pioneered marine science studies, animal training and water chemistry, and is known for establishing the world’s first successful dolphin breeding program. At today’s modern facility, the focus is on intimate, unhurried dolphin interactions, swimming with dolphins and a variety of engaging dolphin encounters. Marineland Dolphin Adventure also hosts memorable oceanside events. Marineland Dolphin Adventure is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and is affiliate of Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.marineland.net.