Viewing wild dolphins in their natural habitat can be a thrilling experience. However, when we approach wild dolphins too closely, move too quickly, or make too much noise, we increase the risk of disturbing their natural behaviors, such as migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, and sheltering.
Dolphins are hunters, not beggars. But when people offer them food, they quickly learn begging behavior and lose their fear of humans, resulting in injuries to the dolphin from contact with vessels and from loss of survival skills.
For these reasons, the Marine Mammal Protection Act prohibits harassment, hunting, capturing, killing or feeding dolphins. Be Dolphin SMART by following these guidelines: