Hiding from boats leaves less time for dolphins to feed

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A team of dolphin experts from Scotland have shed new light on the effect of marine tourism on the behaviour of dolphins. 

The team examined the impact of tour boats on the foraging efficiency of an endangered population of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of New Zealand. Their findings, published online in the Journal of Applied Ecology, suggest how the presence of these boats is reducing the dolphins' ability to feed themselves.

Interview with Dr David Lusseau about the Bottlenose dolphins in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand.

Period8 Oct 2014

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