Nai’a Spinner Dolphin Necklace
$150.00 – $185.00
Spinner dolphins are one of the happiest sights in the sea, and now you can take that joy with you all day with this light, easy to wear necklace
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.
Spinners are named after the frequent spins they do as they jump out of the water. One of the things we love most about them is that their bellies turn pink when excited, and when we see juveniles in the pod jumping out of the water, they usually have pink bellies! So look for little pink bellied torpedos next time you’re on the ocean, you won’t regret it.
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!