Dolphin Massacre But Why

Dolphins are our mammal cousins that got tired of the land and evolved back into the sea. They’re generally pretty cool and/or cheeky and quite intelligent. Hence it is appalling to hear that around 50 dolphins were massacred in the Kalpitiya area, apparently with dynamite. In the video above you can see dolphins in Brazil actually helping fishermen by herding fish and communicating. Around Kalpitiya dolphins are quite happy to swim with passing boats because they’re not scared of us. And they shouldn’t be. What a terrible and senseless thing.

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2013-01-31 17:10:30

Angry fishermen???

2013-01-31 18:49:05

As usual there will be no accountability. Fisheries minister or MR will make some noise about a committee to look into it or inquiry and nothing will ever come out of it. Everyone will turn a blind eye (given the other more pressing issues in this state of ours) and this will be forgotten in a week.

Do we even know why they were blown up in sea?

2013-01-31 20:39:04

Illegal fishing methods. Culprits arrested, they say. But the damage is done.

bonchi baba
2013-01-31 21:29:43

its the Japanese! they are using our fisherman!

2013-02-01 14:21:01

I heard fisherman use dynamite to blast a sea area. Then all the fish around the dynamited area die and the fisherman score that area with their nets and catch the fish. Maybe something like that happened here.

2013-02-01 18:12:11

It is said that Dolphins are the second most intelligent living things on earth, the first being rats.

2013-02-01 21:36:40

The last being Sharanga

2013-02-03 06:52:26

Even stupider than the members of club of morons who talk about a Copenhagen-consistent-histories-interpretation-of-Quantum-Mechanics-that-majority-of-the-physics-community-believe-in-even-though-it-does-not-even-have-a-Wikipedia-page, and then disappear? That can’t be right.

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2013-02-03 13:49:14

According to some another fisherman, this was when netting a school of tuna.

“Dolphins swim beside several tuna species. …..Tuna schools are believed to associate themselves with dolphins for protection against sharks, which are tuna predators.”

“Commercial fishing vessels used to exploit this association by searching for dolphin pods. Vessels would encircle the pod with nets to catch the tuna beneath”

So there you go. It was as in most cases, GREED.

2013-02-04 01:03:27

Here’s a video of a Wild Dolphin asking a diver for help.
They’re (the dolphin) intelligent to have empathy with another species.

2013-02-05 01:45:41

May be “Sinhalese” Navy is in a genocide of Dolphins..? Another good point to be brought up against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Dolphin Rights Session..
Accountability.. My a$$.

Btw, I condemn this massacre of innocent animals.. Our fishermen must be trained educated more..

2013-02-05 11:10:44

And here I was, thinking that I was the one obsessed with the dodo.

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