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Posted at 2:58 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Dolphin born at the National Aquarium

By Washington Post editors

Officials at the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced the birth of a dolphin.

Jade the dolphin gave birth to a healthy calf Wednesday about 9 p.m.
Dolphin Calf 2.jpg

In the meantime, dolphin shows at the aquarium have been canceled to allow "quiet time" for the mother and calf to bond. In natural settings and in aquariums, dolphin calves have a high mortality rate. Approximately one-third of calves do not live a year, aquarium officials said.

By Washington Post editors  | March 12, 2010; 2:58 PM ET
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Great just what the world needs another captive dolphin to be incarcerated in a tank.

These animals are not suited to captivity - they belong in the ocean.

Posted by: puppybird | March 12, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

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