Originally Posted by Poly
Actually what it does is highlight to the boating public that:
- there are expected standards of behaviour
- that abusing them could lead to prosecution
- that the absence of officials on scene won't necessarily stop a prosecution
If this is the case next time you are out on the water ask a few of the general or boating public what are the standards of behaviour required when interacting with dolphins in Uk waters,
And then maybe ask them if they know anything about the £2000 reward put up for finding the recent Padstow dolphin killer.
I am sure I know which one they will know more about.
If you have never been told how to act around dolphins or any other marine wild life how will you know.
I was only told how I should act after my first experience with bottlenose dolphins in Aberporth after I had already interacted with them.
As I said before I cannot believe some one would purposely drive over a dolphin but when they swim under your boat as they often do an accident could happen.
Education not scare tactics.