The feds are investigating a big group of swimmers accused of harassing a pod of dolphins in Hawaii … and the alleged violation is all on video.
Drone footage exhibits a giant group of snorkelers swimming proper behind a spinner dolphin pod in Hōnaunau Bay off the Massive Island, the people get tremendous near the marine mammals.
Hawaii’s Division of Land and Pure Assets introduced Tuesday they have been initiating circumstances towards 33 swimmers, who the feds say “seem like aggressively pursuing, corralling, and harassing the pod.”
The state’s DLNR says they alerted the snorkelers to the potential violation whereas they have been nonetheless within the water, after which uniformed officers met the snorkelers once they have been again on land … with state and federal forces launching a joint investigation.
In case you did not know, it is towards federal regulation to swim inside 50 yards of spinner dolphins in Hawaii’s nearshore waters.
The names of the 33 swimmers haven’t been launched.