Encounter dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Encounter dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Dolphins are playful and graceful, and are always fun to watch. But you there may be a lot about the mammals you may not know about.

For example, did you know that dolphins have sharp teeth? They have ears, and have their very own filtering system in their mouths. You can learn these facts about dolphins, and more, by getting up close and personal in the new Dolphin Encounter at the Georgia Aquarium.

____

Information:
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street, NW
Atlanta
404-581-4151

Cost is $59.95 per person, plus general admission. Price includes a souvenir photo. Reservations are required.

____


Lily is an 8-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, and she is one of the high-flying stars in the show.

"They really appear to enjoy interacting with their trainers and the guests who come and see them," said animal training supervisor, Lisa Mignogna.

It's why the aquarium now offers Dolphin Encounter, where guests can buy a few minutes poolside with a dolphin and a trainer. It's a rare chance to learn about the mammals, and play a little basketball.

"I think that's the best part, is just to get to know them face-to-face, and their own unique personalities that they have," said Mignogna.
    
Lily appears to be an active dolphin, and she's quite vocal with sounds coming from her blowhole. Her mouth is usually busy with herring.
    
If you try the Dolphin Encounter, be prepared to get wet. Lily loves to splash!

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Good Day Atlanta

    Pike Nurseries: Gardening in small spaces

    Pike Nurseries: Gardening in small spaces

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:00:20 GMT
    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!
    Sometimes less can be more! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high rise balcony!
  • Kennesaw celebrates BBQ festival

    Kennesaw celebrates BBQ festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:52:25 GMT
    Don't worry...that incredible aroma of smoke-cooked BBQ isn't just in your imagination. It's coming from Kennesaw, where the grills are fired up for an annual tradition.
    Don't worry...that incredible aroma of smoke-cooked BBQ isn't just in your imagination. It's coming from Kennesaw, where the grills are fired up for an annual tradition.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices