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It's A Dolphin! SeaWorld San Diego's Newest Baby In Good Health

A baby bottlenose dolphin swims with its mother shortly after birth at SeaWorld San Diego.
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A baby bottlenose dolphin swims with its mother shortly after birth at SeaWorld San Diego.

A Pacific bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday appears to be in good health, as does its mother, park officials said.

The baby was born to 30-year-old Kolohe in a behind-the-scenes pool at SeaWorld following a one-year gestation period. The calf represents the 79th dolphin birth at the park.

Kolohe and her baby were swimming together and bonding in the pool following the birth around 12:30 p.m. The youngster weighs about 40 pounds. Its gender will be determined in a few weeks.

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The baby and its mother will be monitored by animal care staff around the clock, according to SeaWorld. They will be watching for frequency of respiration and nursing.