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Old 21 July 2013, 16:13   #11
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Dolphin death - help needed

Re-posting info from an email we received;-

Sea Shepherd UK together with Bob Archellís Dive Master Insurance is offering a reward totalling £2000 for information leading to an arrest and successful conviction of the persons responsible for the suspected killing of a young Bottlenose dolphin yesterday. Information can be confidentially submitted to report@seashepherduk.org
Location was the port hand buoy in the Camel Estuary (near Daymer Bay, Trebetherick Point) at 3.30-4pm. Up to 25 small vessels involved. BDMLR and Cornwall Wildlife Trust are appealing for witnesses. Please call 101 and ask for Devon and Corwall Police Wildlife Crime Officer. If carcass found report immediately to the Strandings network on 0345 2012626.
We would like to thank Bob Archell & Dive Master Insurance for matching Sea Shepherd UKís £1000 reward offer!

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Old 21 July 2013, 16:50   #12
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We went out looking for dolphins in Oman and nearly died, leave them alone!

This is terrible but one dolphin had been killed needlessly and the media are going nuts about it, what about the thousands of miles of sea bed that's been destroyed by dredging and the fish that are on the brink of extinction because of over fishing, it would not be as bad if it was just our shores that we were destroying, but not content with that we do it all over the world.

Don't they still have dolphin clubbing in Denmark? I'm sure I saw a campaign against it recently.
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Old 21 July 2013, 19:37   #13
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I love Dolphins and I think its totally discracfull if someone has purposly aimed at this poor Dolphin with intent of causing injury, or death in this case, but what if it was an unavoidable accident, all those boats close together trying to work out who's got right of way, or it could have been something else like shark attack, they are about and the sea temp is still rising.
I think its great a reward is being offered for information, maybe extra money could also be raised to try and stop this.


New Japanese method for killing dolphins is inhumane - life - 12 April 2013 - New Scientist
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Old 22 July 2013, 04:10   #14
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Is there any training available for leisure boaters around how to observe marine wildlife safely ? I would be interested in attending if you know of any ?
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Old 22 July 2013, 04:59   #15
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Re-posting info from an email we received;-

Sea Shepherd UK together with Bob Archellís Dive Master Insurance is offering a reward totalling £2000

Steve
So if it wasn't for the death of a dolphin, the majority of us wouldn't have heard of these 2 wonderful companies.....

No such thing as bad advertising I spose!
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do we know if the dolphin was killed deliberately or did somebody accidentally hit it with a propeller etc?
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Old 22 July 2013, 05:32   #17
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We don't know. Has the carcass been recovered?
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Old 22 July 2013, 05:33   #18
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Is there any training available for leisure boaters around how to observe marine wildlife safely ? I would be interested in attending if you know of any ?
I'd be quite interested in that. I'm going to Google some general advice for now I think. We often get basking sharks, dolphins etc over here and a couple of friends are desperate to see them so I wouldn't mind knowing a bit better how to behave properly around them.

Off the top of my head I'd guess limit movement of the boat as much as possible just float until they get bored and swim off perhaps? If there is a crowd of boats I would hope they would be sensible enough to give them enough space and provide a decent escape route for the animals.
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Correct procedure when encountering whales and dolphins in inshore waters.

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Try http://www.wisescheme.org/ for courses regarding cetacean watching. Wildlife Crime Officers currently investigating this incident arranged such a course for commercial operators in the Padstow area last year which was well supported.
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