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Old 05 May 2011, 11:04   #1
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hopefully nit a rib netter

http://www.northern.police.uk/News-a...id=PR3268_2011

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Old 05 May 2011, 11:45   #2
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More likely Joe public shouting because the dolphins came up to the rib.
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Totally different area and not related but there's another thread running at the mo with a video of Dolphins. Not that there's any problem with that if your stationary but I thought (and the link you provide confirms) that your supposed to observe from distance 100m and not track em or seek them out in such a way

Clearly no harm was intended or done in the other threads video so please don't get me wrong...I'm not suggesting any wrong doing and the Ribnetter concerned has more then enough skills and experience to justify such actions (not that they need it). Could well be this report had similar intentions but it went wrong.

Amazing video though!!

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Just for clarity, in case you're referring to the vid I posted earlier, it's not me - it was posted on my Facebook
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I was, but as I said no offence intended. When I watched the video it was clear to see it was not you (even though I don't know you).

Surprised the link was posted on though...Even though it's clear to see there just having a look not interfering

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The regulations appear to be geared to prevent the mindless pursuit of cetaceans by numpties. Where there is a lot of surface traffic, or pods with young, this makes some sense. The day to day reality is a bit different though. My experience of dolphins is that they actively seek out surface craft and play around them. I appreciate that they may be unaware of the danger of a prop. What to do though? Attached is a pic of a supertanker harassing a pair of dolphins...
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Very well said... I agree they are playful but the video seems to show the boat chasing the dolphin not the other way around. Granted it was only to throw them a sand eel (assuming to get them interested to perform or jump so to take some pics). I don't have a problem with it, it's just when this news thread on this post came up it made me wonder how innocent the scene was on this actual news story. That's all.

Going to leave it there before I upset anybody.

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Yeah I've seen them surfing the bow waves of an ALB at full speed. I think dolphins are pretty nifty and know what they're doing!
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