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This year, the Indian River Lagoon has seen a surge in the number of dolphins killed by fishing lines.
Source: Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute
Central Florida News

Placards Posted to Save Indian River Dolphins


Biologists are posting hundreds of signs on the seawalls of the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to save dolphins. The placards caution visitors not to feed the dolphins or discard fishing gear in the lagoon. Seven dolphins have been killed by fishing lines and hooks so far this year, a surge from recent years. Fishing lines can entangle dolphins or cause them to choke on their food. Biologists believe the increase in deaths is caused my mother dolphins teaching their calves to take fish off fishing lines and approach humans for food.
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