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Tall Fin

Tall Fin is one of Port Phillip’s common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) – and one of the few we know is male. Tall Fin has been seen nearly every year since 2007 and frequently approaches our research vessel.

Tall Fin has a very slender and tall fin, with no obvious markings, which is unusual for a dolphin that must be approaching 20 years of age. If you look closely at the image below, you will see some scars on Tall Fin’s beak – which helps confirm our estimate of its age.

Tall Fin is often seen with calves.

Adopt-A-Dolphin is a wonderful gift for a loved one, yourself and of course, our dolphins and bays.

DRI gives dolphins a voice - our family a voice - and a positive way to support marine life and conservation.

Loyal donor.

Adopt-A-Dolphin membership is a wonderful gift for a loved one, yourself and of course, our dolphins and bays.

Members receive a certificate with a glorious image of Poke on the front (as above) with more information about Tall Fin and our other resident dolphins on the back. Packs also include our most recent Snapshots, whale and dolphin information and a Dolphin Distancing sticker. Child packs include a dolphin moneybox and a sun hat.

Membership is for 12 months and is comprised of a $10 membership and a $88 tax-deductible gift. On the anniversary of joining, we send an invitation to renew support, which can be sent to you or the recipient of your gift, depending on your choice.  (Postage is additional, if you chose to have a package delivered).

Adopt-A-Dolphin supporters become Associate Members of the Dolphin Research Institute and receive news, updates and VIP invitations to Institute events and more!

Collage items not to scale. UV-safe hats SM/Med or L/XL.

Watch DRI rescue an entangled calf in Port Phillip.