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Two Dolphins Born at Dolphin Quest Bermuda!

Visitors Have Rare Opportunity to Observe Dolphin Moms and Calves while Supporting Vital Marine Mammal Conservation Efforts Sandys, Bermuda – (July 15, 2020) – Dolphin Quest Bermuda is excited to announce the birth of two baby dolphins. After a 366-day pregnancy, Brighton gave birth at 8:06am ADT on Tuesday, July 7, and Ely gave birth…

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July 15, 2020

It’s a Girl! – Dolphin Quest Bermuda Welcomes Beautiful Baby Dolphin!

  A baby dolphin was born in the early morning on Saturday, June 1 at Dolphin Quest Bermuda located at the National Museum of Bermuda. After a 12-month gestation period, 30-year-old mother Bailey gave birth at approximately 5:45am ADT to a calf under the watchful eyes of our animal care team. Mother and calf are…

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June 10, 2019

Young Student Pursues Career Thanks to Zoos and Aquariums

Larissa Michel’s love for marine animals started with childhood visits to aquariums and zoos in her Michigan hometown and nearby city of Chicago. Far from ocean access, accredited facilities like the Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) Brookfield Zoo provided her with access to see and learn about marine life up close. These important educational opportunities inspired…

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October 2, 2018

America’s First Humane Organization Presents Bermuda S.P.C.A. Support Donation

On a recent visit to Bermuda, American Humane’s President and CEO Robin Ganzert, Ph.D. connected with several animal advocate organizations to discuss local and global issues affecting animal health and welfare. (Pictured from left to right: Christine Mihelcic, General Manager, Dolphin Quest, Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., President & CEO, American Humane, Shauna Sylvester, former Executive Director, Bermuda S.P.C.A., Libby…

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August 6, 2018

Dolphin Quest Trains Next Generation Marine Mammal Specialists in Japan

Dolphin Quest’s Vice President of Animals, Michelle Campbell was in Japan recently training and inspiring the next generation of marine mammal specialists. Michelle was on assignment representing Dolphin Quest and the International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA). She presented a workshop along with Mark Xitco from the US Navy’s Dolphin Program on very best practices…

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November 22, 2017

Dolphin Quest Awarded Humane Certification for Exemplary Animal Care

We are excited to announce that all three Dolphin Quest locations in Hawaii and Bermuda have earned the prestigious Humane Certified™ seal from American Humane, the first national humane organization in the United States and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare. The certification, bestowed by their American Humane Conservation program, helps to ensure that…

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January 17, 2017

Dolphin Quest Bermuda Announces Expanded Ocean Sanctuary

Dolphin Quest Bermuda is excited to announce the expansion of its large ocean water dolphin lagoon inside the walls of the National Museum of Bermuda to include an outer Ocean Habitat. Accessed by a tunnel passageway, this supplemental sea sanctuary provides Dolphin Quest’s dolphins and guests another enriching natural environment to explore. The outer Ocean…

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April 26, 2016

Bermuda Dolphin Baby Update!

On March 31, 2014, and April 5, 2014, Dolphin Quest Bermuda welcomed two amazing additions to our family. Bailey gave birth to her daughter Brighton first, and Ely gave birth to her baby girl Devon a few days later. Both calves are now a little over 8 months old and learning all sorts of new skills. Just like children, every dolphin calf is unique, and while Brighton has already acquired a taste for fish, Devon has shown great interest in basketballs and hula-hoops. Dolphins are mammals just like you and I, and a baby dolphin’s diet is initially made up entirely of their mom’s milk. When the calves show us they are ready, usually around three months of age, we begin to offer them very small pieces of fish. In the beginning, these small pieces are a very exciting new…

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December 22, 2014