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No more dolphin touching in Hawaii?

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 24 Aug 2016.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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  2. gerenuk

    gerenuk Well-Known Member

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    I don't think those people were allowed to touch the dolphins before this new rule.

    I couldn't believe how many tour operators are allowed to follow these dolphins everyday. The mention of 5 boats surrounding one pod is definitely harassment. Don't think 50 yards will be the change they are looking for in reducing dolphin disturbance.
     
  3. betsy

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    Not the best photo but it shows how close the boats, kayaks, and swimmers are to the dolphins. The splash is a spinner dolphin.
     

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