– Orlando Sentinel: Dolphin dangers on rise in Brevard County’s Indian River

By Kevin Spear / August 17, 2017

Biologists are gluing hundreds of placards to the tops of seawalls this week in Brevard and Volusia counties that caution anglers and boaters not to feed dolphins or discard fishing gear into their coastal environment. “An entanglement [with fishing line] can act as a knife that can cut their appendages, their flippers, dorsal fin, their jaw,” said Megan Stolen, research scientist with Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute. The message isn’t new but the technique is emerging, done first in Galveston, Texas, several years ago and more recently at Fort De Soto Park at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico….

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DFO posted at 2017-8-17 Category: - Press, - Stranding News