MEET DOLPHY,
THE GAMES' MASCOT.

Dolphy personifies the spirit of the ANOC World Beach Games with a playful disposition, a perpetual grin, and a dedication to keeping the ocean and the environment clean.

A social animal by nature, Dolphy welcomes anybody and everybody looking for elite beach, water and action sports to the beautiful Qatari beaches and ocean. Dolphy will be found swimming between the 14 different sporting events during the ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, providing boundless energy and optimism for both fans and athletes.

If not flipping out over the elite competition, Dolphy is preaching the benefits of protecting the environment, not only for the dolphins, but also for all other friends in the sea and people across the world.

Do you know...?

Dolphins are the most appreciated marine mammals in Personan Gulf.

Dolphins are believed to be very intelligent.

Dolphins live in pods of up to 12 individuals.

Dolphins often display a playful attitude which makes them popular in human culture. They can be seen jumping out of the water, riding waves, play fighting and occasionally interacting with humans swimming in the water.

Dolphins have excellent eyesight and hearing as well as the ability to use echolocation for finding the exact location of objects.

Dolphins communicate with each other by clicking, whistling and other sounds.

Because dolphins are mammals, they need to come to the surface of the water to breathe.

Dolphins are known to be great divers. Being creatures of the sea, they can dive up to 1,000 feet underwater.

Even though the average lifespan of dolphins is about 17 years, some can even live up to 50 years!

Dolphins help the sick or injured members.

They can swim at the rate of 3 to 7 miles per hour. Some exceed that and travel at the speed of 20 miles per hour.

They give themselves names. It has been proved by scientists that dolphins give themselves names. They develop their own individual whistles and they recognize theirs and other dolphins’ names.

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