In response to Vince, at no time in my post did I ever suggest that Dolphins should not be a protected species, in fact I think that anyone who deliberately harrasses sharks and dolphins should be prosecuted.
My post was referring to the the facts that were missing from the story, after all why spoil a good story by giving all the facts, I notice that you have stated that it was a RIB, which at no time was this mentioned in the story.
My point was that three of the most important were left out, whether the person who contacted the police was local and whether it was a local fisherman, who I believe would know 1. how to behave around dolphins and 2. certainly not harrass them. After all whenever any of us go to the cove I am sure we keep an eye out for dolphins.
There have been stories, on local news websites, were dolphin's and basking sharks have been harrassed by boats, I would like to think that these are isolated cases and certainly not people that run the wildlife cruises, and also that these offenders should be given the maximum penalty.
Also missing from story was what the outcome of the Police interview, if there were no charges brought then there does not appear to be a case to answer.
Once again I don't condone the harrassment of dolphins, or anything else in the sea for that matter, but there are two sides to every story and it would have been a better balanced report if they had included all the facts from both sides.