Miss Latina USA 2013 visit Dolphin Discovery

Miss Latina USA 2013 visit Dolphin Discovery

Participants of “Miss America USA 2013” made the Royal Swim program the company of dolphins

Audrey, Lizzie, Cosette and Elena at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya on August 23 rd.

The girls performed the famous foot push, plus they had the opportunity to kiss, hug and dance

with these beautiful marine animals.

At the end of the swim, contestants thanked us for providing them such a magical experience,

and their smiles made us clear that they spent an extraordinary time.


Congratulations to all the beautiful ladies who shared their day with us!

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My “Quince años en Dolphin Discovery”

My “Quince años en Dolphin Discovery”

Maria José Martín Cardozo was one of the winners in the contest “Mis Quince en Dolphin Discovery”.

This August 10th, our winner enjoyed his prize with her brother and friends. They made

the “Royal Swim” program at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya, and no doubt they all had a blast and

it was a very emotive for Maria José.

She wrote us the following note telling us how she felt about this experience:

Thank you for this wonderful gift that Dolphin Discovery made for my XV years at
Puerto Aventuras, this is something that will remain in my memory forever.
Dolphins are very smart animals and they transmit an incredible magic,
when I was dancing the waltz with them was very cute, very unexpected, but wonderful,
this moment with my friends and my brother was amazing, we were all
very excited.
Every time I see the photos I believe that my Dad was there, thanks to all the
Dolphin Discovery staff, people who chose me this as a winner,
somehow my dad was with me, that night I talked to him and said,
“Dear papito , my love, we did it, we swam with the dolphins!”


Congratulations to our fifteen year old winner!

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Dolphin Discovery, happy with the Sea Lion’s birth at its Riviera Maya location

Dolphin Discovery, happy with the Sea Lion’s birth at its Riviera Maya location

This year on June 19th , Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya celebrated a male

Sea Lion’s birth. This is the third breeding of a beautiful female sea lion named

Luna that lives in this location.

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Both have great health and they are under our extraordinary veterinarian team care.

They make sure that both stays in a extremely clean area, and that Luna feeds

her breeding between 14 and 16 times a day.


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Some interesting facts about sea lions gestation are:

1.- The gestation period of a Sea Lion is from about 11 months.

2.- The female Sea Lion decides when to start the gestation taking into account

the better climate and environment for her breeding’s birth. This is why

Sea Lion offspring are normally born at summer.

3.- A Sea Lion’s birth takes about two hours.

4.- It can only be born one Sea Lion per gestation.


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The little Sea Lion will enjoy the love and care that we provide him on

Riviera Maya’s location and soon guests will be able to interact with it.

Puerto Aventuras School visit Dolphin Discovery

Puerto Aventuras School visit Dolphin Discovery

At Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya, we enjoy the company of dozens of children from different schools of the community; every Thursday, they visit us at the facilities of the Dolphinarium in Puerto Aventuras. During these visits, children observe dolphins, learn about their habitat and become aware about the care of their environment.

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Before each visit, the trainer-guide will visit the Children´s School and give them a talk about the dolphins, sea lions and manatees. In those talks, children learn about our Animal Breeding Program “Miracle”; and explains them that our team of veterinarians, biologists and coaches are fully dedicated to the animals in their charge and are experts in the field of reproductive science in marine mammals.

After the talk, children come to the Dolphinarium with the company of their teacher and they are guided by the coach in charge who will provide all the information they need and will clarify all their doubts to raise preservation awareness and care towards marine species.

On this occasion, the distinguished visitors were the children of Puerto Aventuras College, who enjoyed seeing dancing the dolphins: Lizzy, Regina and Audry, Popeye, and a Californian sea lion born at Dolphin Discovery facilities in the Riviera Maya.

Dolphin Discovery’s “Miracle” Animal Reproduction Program a Success in 2012

Dolphin Discovery’s “Miracle” Animal Reproduction Program a Success in 2012

Regina and her newborn Dec. 18, 2012

Regina and her newborn Dec. 18, 2012

Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya is proud to announce  the birth of a newborn dolphin to mama “Regina”. 18 year old Regina is a large female, known for her strong, dominant character. She was very protective of her first offspring born in 2010, “Eddie”, who now lives in Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We still do not know the gender of hew newborn but it is healthy and thriving close by mama’s side. Regina is sure to be a great mother to our latest dolphin family member!

Regina and her newborn Dec. 18, 2012

Regina and her newborn Dec. 18, 2012

With this final birth of 2012, Dolphin Discovery is thrilled with another successful year of the “Miracle” reproduction program. This year we were blessed with the births of 8 newborn dolphins, 3 in Puerto Aventuras, 2 in Isla Mujeres, 1 in Cozumel, 1 in Tortola and 1 in Cabo! We also welcomed a newborn manatee to Puerto Aventuras, a species that is considered to be endangered and the birth is a great source of pride for our team. Our reproduction program ensures the highest quality care for our pregnant moms and 24 hour monitoring of the newborns.  Our team of veterinarians, biologists and trainers are completely devoted to the animals in their care and are experts in the field of reproductive science in marine mammals.

Congratulations to Regina and a hearty “felicidades y gracias” to our “Miracle” team who worked so hard this year in providing the very best care to all the marine mammals in their charge.

Newborn Manatee in Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras!

Newborn Manatee in Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras!

Julieta and her newborn manatee

Julieta and her newborn manatee

Congratulations to our wonderful mommy manatee Julieta! On the morning of November 9, 2012, the sixth manatee born to Dolphin Discovery entered the world and began swimming happily with his mom Julieta, dad Romeo and “Aunt Dorothy”. The birth of this healthy baby boy marks another success in the reproduction program of Dolphin Discovery, a program that has exceeded all expectations since 2002 with the births of 69 marine mammals under our human care, dolphins, sea lions and manatees.

Newborn manatee at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya

Newborn manatee at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya

Mama manatee Julieta was rescued by Dolphin Discovery ten years ago and has since lived a healthy life alongside her partner Romeo in the Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras environment. This newborn manatee is her fourth offspring and her experience as a mother made this an easy birth and transition, she immediately took to caring for her youngster. The newborn measured 1.2 meters long, weighed 20 kgs and is in perfect health.

Julieta and her newborn manatee

Julieta and her newborn manatee

Congratulations to the staff of veterinarians, biologists and trainers at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya, a job well-done in ensuring the health and well-being of our manatee family. The new addition is loved by all already! (Stay tuned, we’ll be inviting the public to assist in naming the latest member of our family!)

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