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Happy Birthday, Bayley!

Published July 27, 2012

The National Aquarium is celebrating a birthday today - Bayley, our youngest Atlantic bottlenose dolphin born at the Aquarium on July 27, 2008, is four years old today!

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About Bayley

Name meaning: Bayley was named for the Chesapeake Bay like her mom; voted by the public in a naming contest Sex: Female

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Weight: 240 pounds Birthday:  July 27, 2008, at the National Aquarium  longdesc=

Bayley was born in 2008 at the National Aquarium

Family Tree: Daughter of Chesapeake (dam) and Chinook (sire) How to Recognize: Guests can recognize Bayley because she's the smallest of our dolphins! You can also tell by her dark eyes and straight rostrum.  longdesc=

You can recognize Bayley by her darker eyes

Trainer’s Note:  Bayley has become very skilled at making bubble rings that she manipulates and plays with. They are in the form of rings or even long lines, which we call “bubble snakes,” which she chases and bites at.

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Bubble blowing fun!

If you can’t make it to the National Aquarium, Baltimore, today, leave your birthday wishes for Bayley in the comments section below!

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