OBSERVATION: Maybe all dolphins ain’t Flipper?


Clare dolphin attacks again, swimmers warned to stay clear
Don’t enter the water with a dolphin the public is told
By IrishCentral Staff Writers,
Published Saturday, August 3, 2013, 8:27 AMUpdated Saturday, August 3, 2013, 8:27 AM

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has issued a stark warning to the public after a swimmer suffered a compressed vertebrae, broken rib and damage to her lungs when a dolphin rammed into her in Doolin, County Clare.

According to RTE the incident, which happened as the woman was trying to climb out of the water, was one of several to involve the dolphin, called Dusty, in recent weeks.

In a statement on its website, the IWDG said: ‘Clearly this level of injury is very serious and a fatal attack could easily happen.’

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I always had the illusion that dolphins are a water version of a dog or a cat.

Guess that gets a revision.

It’s a dangerous world out there.

Time to update our collective thinking.

Hmmm, wonder if dolphin tastes like tuna?

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One thought on “OBSERVATION: Maybe all dolphins ain’t Flipper?

  1. Given the intelligence of dolphins, and the nastiness of many human beings out there, I’d say there’s a real possibility that this dolphin witnessed a close friend (I’m not sure… do dolphins form “life-partner” type relationships?) abused/killed by humans and may be angry / seeking revenge. It’s certainly possible.

    – MJM

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