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Samadai - Dolphin House Code of Conduct.

Samadai - Dolphin House Code of Conduct.

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Samadai - Dolphin House - witness pristine beauty and the life changing adventure of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This off-shore lagoon with its turquoise clear waters offers you the ultimate dolphin interaction experience. This brochure is a code of conduct to safely enjoy dolphin encounters while in the Red Sea. Dolphins are an important natural resource for our country and must be protected. www.dolphin-house.org
Samadai - Dolphin House - witness pristine beauty and the life changing adventure of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. This off-shore lagoon with its turquoise clear waters offers you the ultimate dolphin interaction experience. This brochure is a code of conduct to safely enjoy dolphin encounters while in the Red Sea. Dolphins are an important natural resource for our country and must be protected. www.dolphin-house.org

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Published by: HEPCA on Apr 28, 2013
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S
AMADA
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THE WORLDS PREMIERDOLPHIN RETREAT
www.dolphinhouse.orgwww.hepca.orgwww.dolphinhouse.orgwww.hepca.orgTel. (+2) 010 1515 4400E-mail: samadai@hepca.orgManaged by:
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
Red Sea.
Managed by:
Samadai Experience
The Hurghada EnvironmentalProtection and ConservationAssociation (
HEPCA
) is a localnon-governmental organization
(NGO) specialized in the eld of marine and land conservation.
Spinner Dolphins
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 specicanatomical feature. This information can help us assess ageand gender. Below is a list of age classes identied by bodylength, anatomical features and dolphin behaviour.
Behaviour
Strictly associated withthe mother in typi-cal formation, clumsy
swimming.
Anatomical features
Fetal crests on bothsides of the body, folded
ns and ukes.
 
Length (cm)
75 – 105
Age Class
 Newborn 
Behaviour
Independent individu-als, usually playful and
highly social.
Anatomical features
Fins smaller and bodies
less robust than adults.
Length (cm)
128 – 170
Age Class
JuvenileSubadult
Behaviour
Associated with themother in typical for-
mation.
Anatomical features
Head relatively larger 
than adults, smaller ns, juvenile locomotion.
 
Length (cm)
105– 128
Age Class
Calf  
Behaviour
Independently ranging,females associated withtheir babies in typical
formation.
Anatomical features
Male dorsal n is verytriangular.Female dorsal n isslightly curved.
Length (cm)
170– 235
Age Class
Adult
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Photo by: Kimmo Hagmann

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