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New rule requires 50-yard distance from spinner dolphins

  • NOAA FISHERIES
                                Spinner dolphins forage at night and rest in nearshore areas during the day. A new federal rule, effective Oct. 28, prohibits people from swimming with, approaching or remaining within 50 yards (150 feet) of spinner dolphins in certain Hawaii waters to protect them from human disturbance.

    NOAA FISHERIES

    Spinner dolphins forage at night and rest in nearshore areas during the day. A new federal rule, effective Oct. 28, prohibits people from swimming with, approaching or remaining within 50 yards (150 feet) of spinner dolphins in certain Hawaii waters to protect them from human disturbance.

  • NOAA FISHERIES
                                Scientific evidence documents the harmful effects of human disturbance of spinner dolphins over time.

    NOAA FISHERIES

    Scientific evidence documents the harmful effects of human disturbance of spinner dolphins over time.

A new federal rule will require people to maintain a 50-yard distance from spinner dolphins in Hawaii in an effort to better protect them from human disturbances. Read more

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