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Post subject: Dolphin 'Katrina' survivors give birth
Dolphin 'Katrina' survivors give birth
Fri Apr 13, 9:28 PM ET
NASSAU, Bahamas - Two dolphins rescued during Hurricane Katrina
have given birth at their home in a Bahamian resort, an official said Friday.
The dolphins were doing well after giving birth April 4 and April 6, said
Teri Corbett, vice president of marine mammal operations at the Atlantis
Paradise Island resort. The park delayed announcing the births until
officials were certain the calves were healthy.
"They are plumping up really nicely and both mothers and calves seem
to be adjusting really well," Corbett said.
Another of the rescued dolphins is expected to give birth this summer.
The dolphins were from a Mississippi marine park that was destroyed by
Hurricane Katrina. Some of them had been swept out to the Gulf of
Mexico following the storm.
After being rescued, the dolphins were moved to the Bahamas resort
early last year. With the new calves, Atlantis has 22 dolphins in seven
interconnected pools comprising an 11-acre lagoon.
RIP my furry boy. Mama loves you.
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