THE WORLDS PREMIERDOLPHIN RETREAT
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The reef topography of Samadai is stunning with caverns
systems and a wide diversity of marine ora and fauna.The
reef topography alone is worth the trip!The shallow sandy internal lagoon is protected from pre-vailing winds and wave motion, thus it is characterized
by calm and quiet waters. The lagoon is bordered on the
northern side by the main reef and on the southern side by
numerous pinnacles. The outer reef features drop offs andopens directly towards the blue. Despite being so close to
shore, the depth in the channel between Samadai and thecoast of Marsa Alam is approximately 200 meters and goes
up to 600 meters on the eastern side.
Three main dive sites offer various possibilities includingcave systems and caverns, eel garden, a little seagrass bed
and the biodiversity of the pinnacles. The common pas
-sage of pelagic species like barracuda, manta, sharks anddolphins and the presence of microfauna, soft corals, hard
corals and reef sh make Samadai one of the most interest
-ing and ecologically diverse dive sites in the
The Hurghada EnvironmentalProtection and ConservationAssociation (
) is a localnon-governmental organization
(NGO) specialized in the eld of marine and land conservation.
While observing a spinner dolphin group, you may noticeslight differences in the external morphology of the
individuals. This would be the size of the animal or a specicanatomical feature. This information can help us assess ageand gender. Below is a list of age classes identied by bodylength, anatomical features and dolphin behaviour.
Strictly associated withthe mother in typi-cal formation, clumsy
Fetal crests on bothsides of the body, folded
ns and ukes.
75 – 105
Independent individu-als, usually playful and
Fins smaller and bodies
less robust than adults.
128 – 170
Associated with themother in typical for-
Head relatively larger
than adults, smaller ns, juvenile locomotion.
Independently ranging,females associated withtheir babies in typical
Male dorsal n is verytriangular.Female dorsal n isslightly curved.
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Photo by: Kimmo Hagmann