Saturday, August 31, 2013

Don't do this

Do not chase wildlife, marine or terrestrial.  See this guy in the kayak?  He kept paddling right alongside the pod of dolphins.

Still there, only now right in front of the life guard station.  Life guards have radios and can report violators.  The dolphins kept swimming away and this kayaker kept chasing them.  Dolphins come this close to shore for two main reasons, to feed or to rest.  This guy was preventing them from doing either.

From NOAA:
Current NOAA Fisheries Dolphin Viewing Guidelines:
  • Remain at least 50 yards (1/2 a football field) from spinner dolphins.
  • Limit your time observing to 1/2 hour.
  • Spinner dolphins should not be encircled or trapped between boats or shore.
  • If approached by a spinner dolphin while boating, put the engine in neutral and allow the animal to pass. Boat movement should be from the rear of the animal.
Bad Dad and I spent a lazy afternoon lunching at Zazou and walking on the beach.  Have a great long weekend!

1 comment:

  1. What a jackass. I hate seeing stuff like that. It's easy to drive yourself demented watching our fellow humans harass, injure and abuse wild animals. sigh.

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