Dolphins visit Otago Harbour last week. More dolphins have
been seen in the harbour today. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Bottle-nosed dolphins have been seen in the Otago Harbour
again today, their appearance prompting a call for caution from
the Department of Conservation.
Doc ranger Jim Fyfe said the dolphins were spotted at St
Leonards heading up the harbour towards the city at 9am.
"If you are out in the harbour boating today, treat them with
respect and give them space," Mr Fyfe said.
He recommended no wake speed within 300m of the dolphins.
"We had a few complaints when they were in the harbour last
time (last week) of a jetski moving in among them, we don't
want any repeats of that sort of thing."