Resight of Pa'ani, the "playful" dolphin

Exciting resight of Pa'ani, one of the dolphins in our Adopt a Dolphin program. She was part of a pod of seven bottlenose dolphins encountered by our Research Team.

Two of the dolphins were females with their young. Pa'ani had a juvenile dolphin tucked in next to her who was also seen with her last year.

"Pa'ani" means playful in Hawaiian. This dolphin is easily recognized by the distinct shape of the trailing edge of her dorsal fin. To adopt Pa'ani visit’ani

This last picture of a dolphin was making a wheezing sound at the surface which may indicate a respiratory issue. This dolphin needs a name. To learn how you can name it, visit