|Curious Dolphins would rather interact with tourists than eat...|
The teams' studied the impact of tour boats on the foraging efficiency of an endangered population of Bottlenose Dolphins off the coast of New Zealand. Their findings, suggest these boats are hindering the dolphins' ability to feed.
Dr David Lusseau explains: "Bottlenose dolphins in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, hunt in deep waters. They have to make prolonged dives to reach the fish they try to capture, so they have to spend some time at the surface to catch their breath after each of these dives."
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