Subject: dolphins

Kim Marshall (kimm@oceanalliance.org)
Fri, 5 Nov 1999 14:29:31 -0500

Reply:
Craig, sorry to take so long to get back to you.  Please contact the
National Marine Sanctuary in Florida, office of protected resources at
301.713.2289 or view their website at http://kingfish.ssp.nmfs.gov/.
They can provide you with information on dolphin issues.  Good luck! Kim


Question:
My name is Craig and I am doing research for  a tv show. What type of human
development has or can have a particularly  negative impact on dolphins. ie
water skiing, oil drilling?? etc. Is it possible  that we can interfere
with some of their natural patterns of behaviour (ie  mating) through our
presence with certain activities.  Deep net fishing is  one obvious thing
which comes to mind. If you can suggest a few other scenarios  to me that
may be occurring a little closer to shore I would really appreciate  it.   
Also, what type of behavior do dolphins exhibit during  times of
distress?    My email address  is      chai@total.net Many thanks.   Craig


Kim Marshall-Tilas
Whale Conservation Institute/Ocean Alliance
191 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
(781) 259-0423
fax: 259-0288
website: http://www.oceanalliance.org