Salvation of the blue-white dolphins
12 young species of blue-white dolphins thrown on the sea line near the yacht club of Alcudia (north of Majorca).
As it was said by the police deputy and by the council of agriculture, environment protection and territorial development, the message about animal’s appearance in the region, where the depth is no more than 30 centimeters, was received at 6.30 am.
The agents of Cofib (fauna’s protection organization), biologists and the local security service arrived to the place. The first action from their side was to isolate and to circle the problem area. They informed the coordination centre and started to rescue the sea mammals.
Biologists came to a conclusion that animals should be delivered into an open sea. Three dolphins abandoned the zone of the low depth with the assistance of the specialists; the rest 12 dolphins were transported to the sea by the special platforms, installed on the water bikes. The operation lasted till 11.30 am. Cofib stuff took the samples of dolphins blood to find out if this behavior was caused by some sickness.
Blue-white dolphins are the most widespread species among dolphins in the Western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The length of the body for the adult species is usually up to 2.2 meters.
The 23-rd of June: international Olympic day
The tradition of organizing and participating in olympic games has a long and interesting history. This tradition was created in Ancient Greece as a religious cult. The games were conducted annually from 776 B.C. to 394 A.D. in the sacred place of Olympia. In honor of this place the games were named "Olympic".
Later, by the end of the XIX century, this tradition was revived by the famous activist and enthusiast Pierre de Coubertin. Modern Olympic Games is the place, where we can joy an interesting competitons, feel the spirit of truthfull fairplay and perceive an unavoidable wish to be better, faster, stronger.
However, this slogan is not only relevant for the Olympic field, we are able to spread it in our everyday lives and become a bit better. So, in this bright day we wish you to be better and kinder.
This story is going to be a little bit sad, but with the happy ending. Frankly speaking, this story is about overcoming the difficulties.
Once upon a time there was a dolphin, called Winter. He was found by the fishermen near the coastline of Florida in 2005. His tailflipper was practically teared by the crab. This dolphin was placed into the dolphinarium, and most of the people didn't bet on his survival.
Veterinarians had to amputate the flipper, and the matter of Winter's survival raised again, twice for the short period of time. At first, for him it was incredibly hard to swim, but by and by he overcame the difficulty...and started to fight with the new enemy - scoliosis. The probable future of the dolphin was covered by the darkness.
6 years later Winter is still alive and lives well despite his amputated flipper. Even the science itself decided to support him - an artificial tailflipper was developed and installed for Winter. For some timeperiod it was very hard to swim with the artificial bodypart, but then he managed to live with this part and be very well at swimming. The bet became succesfull)
Dolphin as a true brother of a man
The word “dolphin” has its roots in the ancient Greek word “delfos”, which means “brother”. And these mammals deserved not even once the right to be named this way.
The first references about the dolphins as saviors’ peoples’ lives were found in the Antiquity. Notes about many people in a desperate situation, rescued by dolphins and thrown to the shore were not rare. Such descriptions might be discovered in the works of Aristotle, Plutarch and Pliny the Elder.
In addition to this, there were many mentions about the friendship between the human and the dolphin. It is a known story of the seaside city of Yeses, where the boy called Dionysius went to the shore every day and every day the dolphin rode him on the back. There are explorers’ records about the dolphin that regularly transferred the boy across the lagoon. There are also many records of Polynesians about their legends, where the flock of dolphins rescued the sailors after shipwrecks.
However, all these cases might be considered to become old, but the events from our current past clearly demonstrated the essence of a true friendship between man and dolphin. In 1943 the Natural History scientific magazine has published an article about a woman, swam into a deep place. She was so terrified and scared about the fact she couldn’t be saved that lost her conscience. When she recovered she felt that someone dragged her. It turned out that she was rescued by the dolphin that floated not far from her. The dolphin picked her and assisted in reaching the shoreline. This story was also confirmed by the eyewitness, who had seen the dolphin, pushing out the woman on the shore.
Another case is also known. On the 4-th of June 1966 an engineer from Cairo, Mahmud Wally, decided to go on a sea fishing. He was caught by the storm in the area of an open sea, and the high wave thrown him out from the boat. At the very last moment Mahmud was managed to grab the rescue mattress. He had spent a day in this way until he was found by the group of dolphins, which pushed out both the mattress and him closer to the coastline. The ship of the coast guard discovered this awesome picture of dolphins, one by one dragging the mattress and the man, and came to help them.
There are many similar stories, and all of them may persuade us that from ancient times in every critical situation dolphins helped and rescued us. They were always our indeed friends.
However, it is not necessary to be in need or in danger you may just simply swim with dolphins and feel their friendly atmosphere. In our dolphinarium you are welcome to have a pleasant and completely safe opportunity to play and to swim with our dolphins. You are also welcome to make photos with dolphins in order to bring the little pieces of sweet memories to your homes.
How to pay for swimming with dolphins
The holiday season is about to start, and Dolphin World received many applications from those who are willing to swim with dolphins. Though the dolphinarium provides much time for swimming with dolphins – we hold our swimming sessions from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and after the show from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. – we cannot admit all the clients longing to make friends with dolphins. Thus numerous visitors prefer to reserve places beforehand so we are often asked if we can receive the payment in advance.
Actually, swimming with dolphins is paid immediately before the session. However, we understand our guests and their desire to solve this question as soon as possible. If you want to transfer the money, you can ask for the banking details while reserving the session. Dolphin World will provide you with all the necessary data, and you will be able to pay.
If you don’t think it a proper thing to do, you can pay for swimming session at any market outlet of Hurgada before going to swimming session.
We try to make your visit to the dolphinarium as convenient as possible. Looking forward to see you this summer!