Bottlenose dolphin born at Discovery Cove
First successful conceiving using 'sperm sexing' research
An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was born at Discovery Cove last month, marking the first successful conceiving using "sperm sexing" research.
The 3 ½ foot-long, 35-pound female dolphin was born Nov. 30. The research involves separating sperm carrying a female-producing X chromosome from sperm carrying a male-producing Y chromosome, according to a SeaWorld release.
The female calf is continuing to develop, nurse and bond with its mother; both are doing well, SeaWorld officials said.
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