A pod of dolphins was noticed near the shoreline of Pengambengan Village in Negara, Jembrana up to now week, elevating the eyebrows of officers who stated that the aquatic mammals are extra generally seen out within the open sea.
Pengambengan Maritime and Fisheries Monitoring Activity Pressure coordinator Andri Purna Jatmiko stated that three dolphins have been sighted whereas officers have been patrolling the waters final Friday.
In line with Andri, dolphins are normally noticed means out within the ocean off Pengambengan. That day, nonetheless, the three dolphins have been noticed simply round 2 miles from the shoreline – one thing he claimed was a novel incidence.
Locals, amongst whom are fishermen, have been awed by the proximity to the dolphins, as they might not characteristically swim in shallow waters.
“Since I started my obligation right here in January and patrolling a couple of occasions, solely up to now week I noticed dolphins close to the seaside. The dolphins maybe have been on the lookout for or chasing fish as a result of they have been aplenty [on the spots they were seen], however we can’t make certain but as to why they have been so near the shoreline,” Andri stated.
Dolphins are protected below Indonesian legislation. Andri stated that to this point there have been no reviews of locals poaching the majestic creatures.