Marineland names newest dolphin cafe Coquina

Coquina, the name of a baby dolphin a Marineland, was born in May. Contributed image

Coquina, the name of a baby dolphin a Marineland, was born in May. Contributed image

From Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Marineland Dolphin Adventure revealed the name of the newest female dolphin calf is Coquina. The name was voted one by fans and guests of Marineland Dolphin Adventure in the “What’s In A Name?” Dolphin Adventure Sweepstakes sponsored by AT&T on Marineland’s Facebook page between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5.

The final four names to vote on were chosen by Marineland Dolphin Adventure and Georgia Aquarium staff in an internal naming contest and included Calypso, Coquina, Shimmer and Stella. Over 3,000 people participated in the contest. Coquina won with almost 40 percent of the total vote. Coquina is also the soft limestone rock consisting of shells and corals that is found around northeast Florida.

Marineland teamed up with CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax to help find the perfect name for the dolphin calf. Tune into CBS47 and FOX30 Action News at noon Friday, Sept. 12 to see how the name was revealed.

 Coquina was born in May at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The public is invited to visit Marineland  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 for Family Fun Day — meet Coquina and enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and entertainment with Marineland’s resident dolphins. For more information, go to www.marineland.net.  

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