Swimming alongside wild dolphins has long been a Hawaii vacation bucket-list item.
While getting up close and personal with Hawaii spinner dolphins might seem innocent, scientists are concerned that increased human interactions may harm the animals by disturbing a critical period of their rest.
“We have seen changes in their behavior,” Ann Garrett of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service told The Huffington Post. “They’ll be more active with people around.”
As a result, the service’s Pacific Islands Regional Office is advancing a proposed rule change that would, at some level, restrict swimming with the beloved species.
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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com