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Man convicted for harassing dolphins

Man convicted for harassing dolphins

A man who was seen in his speedboat corralling a pod of feeding bottlenose dolphins off the North Yorkshire coast has been found guilty of causing disturbance. On 9 July 2021 Christopher Barker, 45, from Brompton-by-Sawdon, was seen to drive the high-powered boat numerous times around the pod close to the shore off Scarborough’s South…

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Marine tourism and keeping dolphins safe

We use the waters around the UK commercially and for fun. But all this human activity can cause harm to whales and dolphins. Whales, dolphins and porpoises need to feed, rest, socialise and reproduce to stay healthy and to keep their populations strong.  If you get too close to these activities, you might unwittingly cause…

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