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Game Wardens warn boaters not to feed dolphins

Some of the most significant area's boaters see dolphins are at Redfish Bay or in Port Aransas.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife are sending a strong message to boaters this summer that they are urging people to stay away from dolphins and they especially don't want anyone to feed them.

According to Game Wardens, feeding the dolphins make them way too comfortable around humans.

Some of the most significant area's boaters see dolphins are at Redfish Bay or in Port Aransas.

Even though dolphins are beautiful to look at officials are warning you to please leave them alone.

According to Parks and Wildlife, mammals have become braver and approaching boaters because people are urging them in with food.

Dolphins are protected from the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which makes it illegal to feed, harass, touch them in the wild.

Parks and Wildlife are urging all water users to be vigilant and respectful. If dolphins do approach people, then maintain a slow, steady speed and refrain from turning back towards them. Keep your distance and never get to close. If you're unsure of their direction, then stop and put the engine in neutral.

Human interaction can have devastating effects on Wildlife so Parks and Wildlife are reminding the public to enjoy from a safe and respectful distance so others can enjoy them too.

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