Fungie is a mature male bottlenose dolphin who has been resident in Dingle since 1983. He is the longest standing friendly solitary dolphin in the world.
The Dingle Dolphin is a large, robust male bottlenose dolphin with moderate scarring. He measures about 3.7m (12ft) in length and must weigh over 300kg. He has a noticeable notch out of the left hand side of his tail fluke and a small nick near the base of his dorsal fin, which is fairly rounded. Right from the first observations his teeth have been somewhat rounded, which with his large size indicates a mature dolphin even at the time of his arrival in Dingle. His teeth are now quite worn at the front and we guess his current age to be between 25 and 35 years. Like other interactive dolphins he sometimes has lumps out of the end of his beak, due most likely to sticking his nose into spinning propellers.
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