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Dolphins and Humans

Posted by Kevin Z on Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 7:03 a.m.
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In response to 145266: Two Step, posted by Harry Pritikin on Saturday, 23 July 2022, at 1:34 p.m.

Harry - Kim and I completely agree with you.
If multiple generations of dolphins grow up in a home that includes humans, then what are they to think when humans are suddenly absent? If I were one of them, I’m sure I’d sense that something is wrong, and that there might be something they should be wary of.
I believe that many zealots consider humans somehow separate and apart from the environment, and not members of it. That’s just plain wrong! Yes, we’ve not always used our noggins and later realize when we’ve caused harm, but we’ve not imparted purely negative effects to the environment either.
It is the reality that humans have been with dolphins in Kealakekua Bay for multiple generations, and that we have been part of their lives. NOAA, no doubt, has added to our understanding of their habits and needs. I think NOAA should consider that perhaps there is benefit to their comfort and well-being when other members of the environment want to be their benefactors through responsible interaction.
Maybe you should contact them and add your experience to their knowledge base. As one with science in your background you know that empirical evidence is limited only by the scope of observations. Maybe they need to expand theirs.
Aloha!


Responses:

   Δ Spinners
    Dr D -- Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 7:56 a.m.
   Δ Dolphin policy
    Kevin Z -- Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 9:46 a.m.
   Δ Dolphin Controversy
    Harry Pritikin -- Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 11:29 a.m.
   Δ Leave them alone
    Dave P -- Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 1:12 p.m.
   Δ Clarifying, expanding on interaction policy
    Kevin Z -- Sunday, 24 July 2022, at 3:48 p.m.

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