Jumping Nai’a Dolphin Cuff Bracelet
This Jumping Nai’a Dolphin Necklace is modelled after the beautiful Hawaiian dolphins, Nai’a. A wonderful design for dolphin lovers, this Nai’a is carved in mid jump to remind us of their energetic playfulness, and love of community.
Hawaiian Dolphins, Nai’a
There are three main species of dolphins found in Hawaii, spinner, spotted and bottlenose. Spinner and spotted dolphins are easily confused as they look similar, more mature spotted dolphins display a spotted pattern. However the bottlenose dolphins are easier to tell apart as they are bigger, and uniformly grey. Dolphins usually rest during the day and hunt at night. But because they need to breathe as marine mammals, they shut down half their brain to ‘sleep’ while the other keeps an eye out and controls the breathing. When there is excessive boat traffic or other human interference, they don’t get enough rest which can lead to health problems.
Remember, despite their ‘cute’ fixed smiles, dolphins are apex predators like sharks. Some are playful and even helpful to humans, but others can be dangerous. Never try to touch or pet a dolphin out of respect for wildlife, but also for your safety!