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Choose a Dolphin
Adopt a Dolphin - Pa’ani
Pa'ani means "playful" in Hawaiian—and this dolphin lives up to its name.This dolphin has been observed on multiple occasions, engaging in behaviors such as spy hopping, jumping, and tail and chin slapping.
Adopt a Dolphin - He'e Nalu
In honor of the fact that both humans and dolphins take part in surfing, we named your adopted bottlenose dolphin He'e nalu. Hawaiians used the word "He'e nalu" to describe surfing. "He'e" means to slip, slide, flee – or even to melt and "Nalu" depicts the surfing motion of the wave.
Adopt a Dolphin - Laulauna
His distinctively shaped dorsal fin makes this bottlenose dolphin very easy to identify. Laulauna means friendly and gregarious in Hawaiian, a perfect name for an animal that we've always observed in the company of other dolphins.
Adopt a Dolphin - Hoa'ai
The small nick in the trailing edge of this bottlenose dolphin's dorsal fin sets it apart. We observed this dolphin in a very energetic group that was swimming fast and porpoising, then diving deep for three to five minutes at a time, presumably to feed. Our researchers named this dolphins Hoa'ai, a word that means "dining companion" or "someone with whom you eat" in Hawaiian.
Adopt a Dolphin - Oscar
This spinner dolphin was named through the Name-a-Dolphin program by one of Pacific Whale Foundation supporters. The dolphin was originally sighted in 1997 and is easily identified by the unique nick in its dorsal fin.
Adopt a Dolphin - PJ
PJ is a spinner dolphin known to our research team from several encounters. PJ was named by Kelly Burke of California in honor of her mom, Patsy Jo.
Adopt a Dolphin - Ranger
Ranger is a Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris, who has been sighted three times by the research team at Pacific Whale Foundation and was named by Pacific Whale Foundation supporter, Bonnie Matthaeus.
Adopt a Dolphin - Everett
Everett is a Hawaiian Spinner dolphin, animal #190 in the Pacific Whale Foundation’s spinner dolphin catalog. Everett was lovingly named by Kathleen McCaughey from New Mexico.