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Why the Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 25, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 24, 2016

Federal regulators have proposed a ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins in the interest of wildlife safety. An attraction that is a boon to local tourism is actually a huge stressor on the curious cetaceans, experts say. The ban would stretch two nautical miles from shore, where 98 percent of spinner dolphins rest during the day. The National Marine Fisheries Service says spinner dolphins - known for their spinning leaps through the air - are facing risks of reduced fitness...






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