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About Dolphins


  • In Hawaii we called the Dolphins Nai‘a.
  • They travel in groups called Pods.
  • They are called Spinner Dolphins because they leap out of the water and spin.
  • That Dolphins and Whales are air-breathing mammals, just like us.
  • That Dolphins are conscious breathers – meaning that they must be conscious to continue swimming and coming up for air? We are unconscious breathers – we go to sleep and continue to breathe unconsciously
  • So how do Dolphins sleep if they must remain conscious? They have the unique ability to shut down one half of their brain at a time, while the other half remains awake.
  • If you are in the water with them, you can tell which side of their brain is asleep because their eye will be closed on that side.
  • Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are one of the smaller species of Dolphin.
  • Adults are 5′-7’ long and will weigh about 120 lbs or so they are very social beings and quite affectionate with one another.
  • They will play the leaf game with one another and sometimes they will let you join in!
  • Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are all about love and joy… you only have to open up your heart and allow the magic.
a flock of seagulls in a pool of water