Wolphin

WolphinThe wolphin is the extraordinary result of breeding a female bottle-nosed dolphin with a male false killer whale. In captivity there are 2 occurrences, both are in the Sea Life Park in Hawaii. The 2 captive wolphins are a mother wolphin (wolphins are fertile), named Kekaimalu, and her third young (the previous 2 young died). You can read the news artivle of 23 december 2004 here. They are also reported to exist in the wild.

Kekaimalu, which means “from the peaceful ocean” by the way, is now 23 years old and the wolphin’s size (10ft long, 600lbs) is just in between that of a bottle-nosed dolphin (6 ft, 400 punds) and a false killer whale (14 ft, 2000 pounds). Also, the number of teeth (66) are just in between that of a bottle-nosed dolphin (88) and a false killer whale (44)!

Wolphins, are known in popular seafaring lore as “The Great Grey Beast”.

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