Hawaiian Authorities Investigate 33 Swimmers for Harassing Pod of Dolphins in Hnaunau Bay

(MENAFN) Hawaii's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement has reported that 33 individuals are suspected of pursuing, corralling, and harassing a group of dolphins in Hnaunau Bay. These swimmers have been accused of violating harassment proceedings, although their identities have not been released.

The Hawaiian authorities were able to capture footage of the harassment using a drone and have photographic evidence to support their case. Upon the swimmers' emergence from the ocean, the authorities were waiting for them on land.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and is being conducted by the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and Hawaii's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. This type of harassment is illegal and has serious consequences for both the animals and the perpetrators.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Earlier this month, officials revealed that they were investigating a man who goes by the name "Dolphin Dave" for disturbing a humpback whale and a group of dolphins while snorkeling. This type of behavior has the potential to disrupt entire ecosystems and cause irreparable harm to marine life. It is crucial that individuals respect the natural habitats of these creatures and take steps to protect them.


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