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MOOREA DOLPHIN CENTER

 

The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is host to the educational Moorea Dolphin Center. Created in 1994, the center is home to three bottlenose dolphins - Lokahi and Kuokoa, who were born in captivity in Hawaii, and Hina, who came to Polynesia from a US naval facility in San Diego. Because they are unable to be safely released back into the wild due to their upbringing, we remain committed to providing a healthy, nurturing and caring home for these three special dolphins for the remainder of their lives. We have a dedicated team of veterinarians and marine mammal behaviorists devoted to their ongoing welfare, as marine ambassadors to educate our guests about the importance of marine conservation.  Our center, situated in a natural sea lagoon, is accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA).  

For more than 20 years the Moorea Dolphin Center has offered educational programs for guests to learn about these amazing marine mammals and their ecosystem, while also providing a source of funding for the non-profit conservation organization Te Mana O Te Moana, whose headquarters is based on the resort property. Te Mana conducts important marine research and promotes environmental awareness among local communities and school children throughout French Polynesia with important outreach programs, furthering conservation efforts and understanding.