Welcome to the page on dolphins and whales


I've made separate pages about wild dolphins and dolphins in human care, please use the menu on the left or the linked words in the text below to navigate.



Atllantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) off La Gomera (2004).
See wild dolphins in Europe


Shortfinned pilot whales being observed by tourists off Tenerife, Canary Isles (1995) 


Sometimes, wild dophins and whales choose to live in an area with lots of people.
Some individuals might even leave their pods and interact with humans as if they were their pod-members. Such animals are called 'ambassadors' (for their species).
There is a separate page on ambassador's dolphins in general.

An example is Fungi, the Dingle Dolphin, in Ireland.
See the website on Irish Dolphins for the most recent information on Fungi.

Fungi and me in 1989
(c) Fungi Productions

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