Dolphins are starting to warm up to Tel Aviv. This Saturday, 15 dolphins were spotted off of the coast of Tel Aviv and Hertzliya, leading experts to believe that the bottle-nose of these under water mammals might be a due to a Jewish gene in their DNA.
No, but, for serious folks. They may not be Jewish, but they love the warm waters of Tel Aviv as much as anyone. And they've been loving it more and more, and researchers believe that they are making the Mediterranean waters of Israel their home.
According to Haaretz, Tel Aviv is on it's way to becoming a dolphin spotters paradise.
"We believe there are between 300 and 400 Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins near Israel's shoreline," Dr. Aviad Scheinin chairman of the research center, which is a non-profit group, said yesterday. "The data of the past year strengthens research I did at the University of Haifa showing that the bottlenose dolphin has a permanent population near Israel's shores and is an inseparable part of Israel's flora and fauna."Read More!