Update October 27, 2010.
SeaWorld San Diego’s baby beluga needs a name!!
The beluga whale calf, which is wowing visitors at park’s Wild Arctic attraction, is nearly four months old and ready to have a name. “Baby Beluga” sounds nice, but you can only use that for so long. The park has partnered with its local newspaper, the San Diego Union-Tribune and SignOnSanDiego.com, to give the public the chance to help name her. The 3 choices are:
- Pearl – the calf’s mother's name is Ruby and “pearl” is the birthstone for the month she was born.
- Aurora - taken from aurora borealis, or northern lights, which occur near the Arctic.
- Sakari – which means "sweet" in Inuit.
Visit here to cast your vote. The naming contest will be open until Monday, Oct. 25. We can’t think of a better voting opportunity during this year’s election season than helping us name this amazing animal. Thanks for your vote!