Always so easy to blame the Navy and it's use of sonar in these situations. We don't get to respond and tell these hippy [email protected] that it wasn't us. The article is inconclusive but the fact that it mentions sonar and warships means that most readers will immediately associate us with the problem.
I like dolphins as much as the next guy but these assupmtions really pi$$ me off.
PS: No Sonars were damaged during the creative process of writing this posting.
More than likely miles away from where any active sonars were operating anyway. As the guy on the news this morning was saying, it could be many things, such as, chasing food up the rivers, hereded in by killer whales and chose the river as an escape. What the papers do not say much of, but this guy did, 60 or more dolphins manage to return to the open sea. Looking at the size of the dolphins I would imagine they were young ones, and got lost after the others returned to the sea. Their own sonar bouncing of the river banks could have thrown them also.
it was on the news last night. Very sad, such beautiful creatures and the report went on to say that the second lot of dolphins went in to rescue the first lot after hearing them call.
I was in a right state after the news last night, first those little boys killed by the drunk driver with no insurance (aka some footballer), then the three paras killed in Afghanistan, then the dolpins. And to cap it all, in the late news there was a report of how the increased food costs are affecting small children who are starving in Etheopia and India.
The whole lot put together makes you grateful what what we have, and it has made me more determined not to be a whiney old bint about the small things in life.
Regardless of what or who is to blame, lets not forget that Dolphins/Porpoises are a sailors friend, and that this is a sad affair to say the least..(hope the Navy did not have a hand in this)... :threaten: