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Old 29 July 2014, 11:20   #1
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Just read this in Cornwall, scroll down to the end of article Sun and hot temperatures to return to UK as flood warnings are removed | Mail Online

Shows Dolphins in surf but appears they were chased away- is that allowed? I believed they were protected.
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It would seem they are protected, although this article states chasing them in a boat as the illegal example, and not in a helicopter!
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Dolphins are protected, but that doesn't mean they can do what they want where they want! They are routinely scared/enticed away to allow underwater works to be carried out. Bear in mind too that some dolphins can be dangerous and are better not approached by swimmers...
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Dolphins are protected, but that doesn't mean they can do what they want where they want! They are routinely scared/enticed away to allow underwater works to be carried out. Bear in mind too that some dolphins can be dangerous and are better not approached by swimmers...

What type of dolphins are dangerous to humans? Are you talking about the North Devon blood pack gang they are always giving out attitude with their flippers!

Seriously got me worried now I have jumped in the water many a time into a pod of dolphins it's a great experience getting buzzed by them. I've personally not heard of any negative experiences but probably haven't searched for bad experiences on internet.


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No "type" of dolphin is inherently dangerous. It's just that they're very big animals and we aren't. Plus we think we know what they're thinking, and we don't...
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Not so friendly if a few blokes jump in next to a mum and calf (are baby dolphins calfs?)
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A good summary of the laws about marine wildlife.
Sorry to say, jumping in to a pod of Dolphins could result in a 5000 fine!

http://www.seafish.org/media/Publica...fe_Species.pdf
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A good summary of the laws about marine wildlife.
Sorry to say, jumping in to a pod of Dolphins could result in a 5000 fine!

http://www.seafish.org/media/Publica...fe_Species.pdf
Who would enforce it though?
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A good summary of the laws about marine wildlife.

Sorry to say, jumping in to a pod of Dolphins could result in a 5000 fine!



http://www.seafish.org/media/Publica...fe_Species.pdf

Thanks for sharing.

Just to be clear when I mentioned jumping into a pod of dolphins this is been with an anchored boat and the dolphins have come to the boat not the other way round. Then just slipping off the boat into the water snorkelling and a few times diving with them.


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AJ, I was pulling your leg, I did not think you meant it literally.

Kerny, virtually everyone has a method of taking a picture/video. If an individual or boat can be identified, they will prosecute. They being various Government Departments.
Civil prosecutions can also be brought by independent bodies too.

I have witnessed this a few times along the South Coast and they were caught!
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