Today we're celebrating the 22nd birthday of Chesapeake, the first dolphin to be born here at the National Aquarium!
Chesapeake, affectionately nicknamed Chessie by our Marine Mammal team, was named in honor of the Chesapeake Bay. She is mother to our youngest dolphin, five-year-old Bayley.
Chessie is easy to identify as she is smaller in size, has a short rostrum or bottlenose and is usually paired swimming with her daughter!
Chessie is an energetic and playful animal. She loves to learn new things and interact with our Marine Mammal staff!
Join me in wishing Chesapeake a very happy birthday!