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Waimanalo in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Wolphin Kekaimalu

“Peaceful Sea”

 

—Sea Life Park —

 
Wolphil Kekaimalu Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
1. Wolphil Kekaimalu Marker
Inscription.
A hybrid between a False Killer Whale & Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.
Born May 15, 1985.

She shows her whale heritage in her dark coloration, bodylength, width, and large teeth.

Her profile is unique blend of both parents with a short, tapering rostrum or "beak".

She has an estimated 66 teeth, while an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin has 88 teeth and a False Killer Whale has 44 teeth.

She weighs approximately 690 pounds.

She eats 45 pounds of fish a day.

Generally hybrid animals are sterile, however, Kekaimalu gave birth to a healthy baby girl on December 23, 2004.

 
Erected by Sea Life Park.
 
Location. 21° 18.84′ N, 157° 39.762′ W. Marker is in Waimanalo, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway (SR 72), Waimanalo HI 96795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pali Road – From Trail to Highway (approx. 9.2 miles away); National Soaring Museum (approx. 9.2 miles away); Battle of Nu’uanu – Uniting the Islands (approx.
Wolphil Kekaimalu image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
2. Wolphil Kekaimalu
9.2 miles away); Pali Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 10 miles away); Victoria Kawekiu F Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapu Ka’iulani Cleghorn (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Beaches of Waikiki (approx. 10.7 miles away); Waikiki (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
Wolphil Kekaimalu image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
3. Wolphil Kekaimalu
Sea Life Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
4. Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
5. Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
6. Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 14, 2008
7. Sea Life Park sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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