It's taken six months but the baby dolphin born at Sea World on the Gold Coast in February finally has a name, and her carers say it's been worth waiting for.
The name Tallulah, meaning "leaping water" in a native American language, was suggested for the female calf by Stacey Taverna, from Moama in NSW, as part of a national competition sponsored by Eveready Dolphin torches.
Ms Taverna said she chose the name because she thought it would suit a beautiful baby dolphin. Sea World trainers Erin King and Alana Keane said Tallulah is a perfect match for the calf's playful personality.
NOTE: The calf was born to Hallie at Sea World Australia on February 9, 2010.