08 August 2017

Dolphin harassment

Some people innocently tend to assume that dolphins always want to "play", and sometims they do like to play and bowride boats. Chasing this group at high speed, however, went on for too long and it all turned into harassment. We were relieved when this inflatable left the area, but by then dolphin behaviour had changed from confidence to clear avoidance. While cases of harassement are uncommon in the Gulf of Corinth, educating people to respect wildlife is a fundamental aspect of conservation.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

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