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Unfit for porpoise: Naughty dolphin causes French beach ban

RENNES, France: A love-lorn dolphin has prompted a French coastal town to ban bathing on its beaches, fearing people may be hurt by the antics of the over-excited mammal. Roger Lars, mayor of Landevennec, on the western tip of Brittany, issued a ban on voluntarily approaching within 50 metres (yards) of the dolphin and outlawed bathing and diving from the district's beaches whenever the animal is spotted in local waters. The move was made on the basis of advice from marine specialists after the visibly excited…

Stranded dolphin safely rescued

KARACHI: The wildlife department and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P)A recently conducted a joint operation in Khairpur Feeder East Canal and rescued five-foot-long dolphin. According to WWF-P statement issued here, a male dolphin weighing about 30kg entered Faiz Behar, a tributary of Khairpur Feeder East Canal, about 85km from Sukkur, on Nov 14 and was being monitored by the staff since then. “It was reported by the community residing near the tributary. As water level started going down yesterday, the…