Aphro was one of the seventy dolphins that answered the red alert recall sequence that Jim Tillek rang on the big bell at Monaco Bay. The red recall was initiated to request assistance with the evacuation of Landing during the volcanic eruptions. Aphro and the other dolphins helped the ships that carried goods from Landing to Kahrain and then made the Second Crossing to Fort Hold in the north.
Perhaps Aphro is an abbreviation from the full name of Aphrodite. Aphrodite is mentioned by AIVAS as one of the ancestral dolphins whose names were inherited by future generations of dolphins, in particular Afo.