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Our Animal Family

Common Name: Bottlenose Dolphin

Scientific Name: Tursiops Truncatus

Parents: Pandora / A.J.

Birth Date: January 29th, 2010

Defining Trait: Small ripples in trailing edge of dorsal/triangular dorsal fin

My Story: Luna was born under not only just a full moon, but the second full moon that month, making it a blue moon, and inspiring her name. Interestingly enough, she also has a moon shaped birthmark above her right flipper! She definitely gets her curiosity from her mother Pandora, and is fearless with new objects. She enjoys athletic behaviors such as her “banana jump”, and also the mental challenge of various research games. Any excuse to be the center of attention is what Luna aims for. She will go out of her way to get the spotlight to shine on her, either grabbing her trainers’ attention or that of guests as they walk by her lagoon.

Nicknames: Looney Tunes, Tuna

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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