"Feds Say No More Swimming With Hawaii Dolphins"

"Dozens of tour companies take boat loads of people to swim with dolphins off Hawaii's coast. But the long-term effect is that the dolphins don't get enough rest and are stressed out because of it, scientists say."

"HONOLULU — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist delights and the industry that has sprung up around it.

The National Marine Fisheries Service says Hawaii's spinner dolphins – the nocturnal species that humans usually frolic with – are being deprived of rest during the day and becoming stressed out."

Audrey McAvoy reports for the Associated Press August 23, 2016.

Source: AP, 08/24/2016