Kamaka is a spinner dolphin sighted by the Pacific Whale Foundation research team in Maui country waters and named by Erika Kircher. Learn more about Kamaka and spinner dolphin when you adopt this dolphin today.
Nai’a is a Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin that has been sighted multiple times and named by Kelly Richards of San Jose, California. Adopt Nai’a today to learn more about this animal and spinner dolphins in general.
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.
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.
Mia is a bottlenose dolphin sighted by the Pacific Whale Foundation research team in Maui county waters. She was named in memory of Mia Rose McCaffrey. Adopt Mia today to learn more about this amazing dolphin.
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.
Nunie is a bottlenose dolphin seen in the waters between Maui and Lana’i. Nunie was named by Joni Mendrek of Henderson, NV in honor of her husband, John Mendrek. You can learn more about this bottlenose dolphin, and bottlenose dolphins in general, when you adopt Nunie today.
Sweetfire is a bottlenosed dolphin named by Dori Showell in honor of Danny Jaffer. Sweetfire was first sighted in Maui Country on May 21, 1999. Adopt Sweetfire today to learn more about this amazing dolphin.
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.
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.
Sailor is a bottlenose dolphin named by Dori Showell of Oregon. Bottlenose dolphins are found in throughout the world and Sailor was first sighted in Maui County on January 7, 1999. When you adopt Sailor, you will learn more about bottlenose dolphins and this animal.
Gracy is a Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris, named in honor of Victoria Carlsson of California. Gracy has a very distinctive v-shaped notch along the trailing edge of the dorsal fin that is used in photo-identification of individual dolphins.
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.