Dolphins are a much loved mammal. These are Pacific Whitesided Dolphins who were visiting the Georgia Strait just off Vancouver Island in Canada last July.
Like everybody else dophins need some personal space in order to thrive. When you spot dolphins remember to stay at least 100 m away. They may come to you or they may not however being too close to dolphins can increase their risk of being injured. It also prevents them from performing normal and important behaviours such as feeding.