MARINELAND, FLA. (July 21, 2015) - The female dolphin calf born at Marineland Dolphin Adventure on July 12th is in guarded condition. The calf has developed a respiratory condition that is being investigated with further diagnostic testing. The mother, Casique, is in good health and is with her calf. The calf has had several days of successful nursing and appears to be getting milk, however her weight gain has not reached the expected growth curve. Our team is with Casique and the calf around-the-clock to care for and monitor their health. The next few days will be critical. Additional information about the dolphin calf’s condition will be reported as it is available.
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.