– WOFL Fox 35: 500 placards warn of dolphin endangerment across Indian River Lagoon

Posted: Aug 17 2017 08:59PM EDT

– From her fishing spot at Kelly Park, Katie Orcutt has seen dolphins tangled up in fishing line.

“It’s absolutely devastating that people’s negligence leads to the harming of something so amazing as a dolphin,” said the Merritt Island resident.

NOAA Fisheries says dolphins are very susceptible to injury or death from fishing line and marine rope. The most recent example was a young dolphin that had a crab pot line permanently snagged in its mouth. It was rescued the line removed, but others have not been so fortunate….

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