Although I need no introduction...
I lived in the waters of Dingle Bay
for over 37 years!
Hi! My name is Fungie.
So she began to imagine a happier
ending to my story.
Hoping to teach kids to be brave and embrace
the world around them as there is so
much out there to discover....
Written from my friend Finns' perspective, Lori tells you all about my life in Dingle over the years and my NEW adventures! You can read about me for yourself and all the fun I'm having in the bookshe wrote about me called "Finn's Friend Fungie."
Beautiful images caught by photographers
Rudi and Jeannine had the amazing privilege of practically living with Fungie for decades and are credited with more than 40,000 beautiful images of him and Dingle Bay. What a wonderful way to live!
Here we will provide links to some of their stories, that
were published on news sites around the world.
You may visit the sites to learn more!
Jeannine runs a Facebook page for Fungie called Fungie Forever.
Here is the link to that page:
Fungie Forever: The amazing story of Jeannine,
Written and published by: https://www.independent.ie/ Written by: Pól Ó Conghaile June 03 2017 01:00 AM
That's an understatement. The day before I spoke with Jeannine, born in the Netherlands but living in Dingle, Co. Kerry, she and husband Rudi Schamhart had taken their little rubber dinghy out for an almost daily ritual - the search for Fungie.
"The boats were all looking for him, but when we came out he came straight over to us," she says. "He just knows certain people. Even if you are in a different boat. He knows the engine sounds, who is on board, even who is walking on the beaches."
For 26 years now, Jeannine and Rudi have been coming to boat in the bay, looking for a bottlenose dolphin that means the world to them.
And almost always, he shows up. Hundreds of hours of video, "about 10,000 photos"
Incredible new footage shows age-defying Fungie
Paschal Dower of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says Fungies’ exploits over the last four days show there’s plenty of life left in Dingle’s most famous resident. Although the mammal, who arrived in Dingle Bay in 1983, is a huge fan of human company, often spending hours swimming alongside boats, locals say that in the past he’s often shunned the friendship of other dolphins.
According to Jeannine Masset and Rudi Schamhart, who make regular trips to
photograph him: "He has had so many other dolphin visitors this year that he completely avoided — he then hides very close to the rocks and has several other hiding places, or he hides behind our dinghy.
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