The Impact of Swim with Dolphin Tours on Spinner Dolphins

Lessons from a Citizens Science Project in Kealakekua Bay

Figure 1.  Kealakekua Bay.  The inset shows the main islands of the state, indicating the location of the bay.  The bay was divided into 6 zones (A-F). The line separating zones A-C from zones D-F is a straight line between the Captain Cooke Monument and Kahikolu Church.  The approximate spinner dolphin core resting area is indicated with an oval line.  The dashed and dotted lines indicate the complete and partial closure areas respectively, following the earthquake. The scale line (500 m) corresponds to 547 yds, or 1 640 ft.

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