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Old 09 October 2005, 05:41   #11
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Why wouldn't swimming with the dolphin be a great idea?
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Old 09 October 2005, 05:43   #12
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Here is another website with a species guide Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society

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this dolphin was apparently a little diseased and slightly unpredictable! Never mind, doesn't happens every day!
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Solitary dolphins are most likely to be males who have, for whatever reason, decided to forgo their natural environment and habituate inshore waters populated by humans.

Swimming with them can be problematic as they will frequently attempt to have sexual congress with swimmers in the water.

Dolphins, despite popular myth, are little cleverer than cattle, albeit with a heightened libido.
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Solitary dolphins are most likely to be males who have, for whatever reason, decided to forgo their natural environment and habituate inshore waters populated by humans.

Swimming with them can be problematic as they will frequently attempt to have sexual congress with swimmers in the water.

Dolphins, despite popular myth, are little cleverer than cattle, albeit with a heightened libido.
I used to know this cow - she was quite clever - could even drive......
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There's a lot of Isle of Widget people about!!
Perhaps we could try and have another get together , bit of a flop last time but some nice people did turn up , we even had a couple of English over.
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Perhaps we could try and have another get together , bit of a flop last time but some nice people did turn up , we even had a couple of English over.
Tim good idea.

Apparently there is a dolphin about at the moment in the solent off yarmouth. I had a scan yesterday evening with the big old binocs in the RSYC but couldn't see the little blighter.
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I've swam with a dolphin at Compton Bay on the soutwest side of the island...apparently doing so wasn't such a great idea though!
We have a " friendly" Dolphin that we meet regularly on Advanced Courses off the Aran Islands on the West Coast. He will stay with the boat for up to an hour and on occasion, I have been joined by him while diving . Wonderful experience !

However !!! The same dolphin rammed and seriously injured a German tourist who went swimming with him a few weeks ago !

Ties in with the information regularly given out that they are still wild animals and can be unpredictable !!

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please see my earlier post re: sex-crazed dolphins.

While many people consider swimming with these cetacious mammals to be a somewhat spiritual experience, much the same sense of expectant excitement may be gained by walking around Cardiff on a Friday night in a miniskirt.
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