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Dead dolphins on the shore of the UK

 
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Dave



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Dead dolphins on the shore of the UK Reply with quote

Do these end up here because of natural causes or being killed by fishing nets?

I always hear in the

papers that it is down to 'man', usually fishing nets... Does anyone check.... ie post mortem or is it 'assumed'?

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Melanie



Joined: 25 Oct 2004
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Location: Torbay

PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive never once heard of a post mortem to verify cause of death, so assumptions are the probable suggestions.

Ive heard of visual

indications, such as 'net' scars on the body, but fresh or old 'war wounds' are never discussed.

Sometimes it gets a bit tedious when another photo of a dead

dolphin is used as a well worn excuse for photo shoot and blame, when blame is not verified.

If the battle is save the dolphin from fishing nets, then it should be

waged at sea, where the competition is going on... then televised in a balanced documentary.
just my thoughts
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Joined: 24 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clash is most certainly live and out at sea (no matter how near or far from the shore) as the problem is competition between man and dolphin

for the same quarry.
---- recently it is Bass and especially pair-trawling.

The idea of a documentary is a great one Mel.. or at least some useful info ready to

give to the press so the public hear more than the usual 'another dead so ban man'.

Surely the argument to ban pair-trawling for Bass should be in any decline to

the Bass population through over fishing or fishing at the wrong time ie breeding time.

As for dead dolphins on the beach --- dont know, but think it is better to

promote the reality/beauty of the creatures at sea, including their complex and sometimes not so friendly social interactions --- while we have them!

It is possible

to change peoples thinking for the better, before we loose certain species from this planet by giving out balanced info so people may make informed choices... both for

dolphins AND Bass.

Stephen
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Dave



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep more balanced info! thats the answer indeed
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Karen



Joined: 25 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bass do indeed have just as much right to be saved from us wiping them out of existance as do dolphins, but no-one wants to swim with Bass! We

really are a selfish species me thinks Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolphins have fewer offspring (I'm guessing here) than do Bass. So deaths of dolphin individuals are more noticeable than individual Bass.
I

notice that news on dolphin deaths often show the individual and this makes it more influential.... talk about Bass numbers are more often than not spoken of as

numbers in the plural and so is a more 'distant' effect to us humans.
I would agree that Bass have just as much right to exist on this planet as dolphins and so should

be shouted about as well.

Bass forever!! well in moderation... as they do taste nice Wink
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