Monday, April 16, 2007

Katrina Dolphins Give Birth

Two of the dolphins rescued from a Mississippi marine park that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina have given birth at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. Some of the dolphins had been swept out to the Gulf of Mexico following the storm. The dolphins were moved to the Bahamas resort early last year.
Teri Corbett, vice president of marine mammal operations at the resort, said the dolphins were doing well after giving birth April 4 and April 6. "They are plumping up really nicely and both mothers and calves seem to be adjusting really well," Corbett said. With the new calves, Atlantis has 22 dolphins in seven interconnected pools comprising an 11-acre lagoon.