Saturday, May 7, 2011

Maui News: An unplanned swim with the dolphins

May 7, 2011
The Maui News

A family enjoyed the experience of a lifetime Thursday morning when a pod of spinner dolphins swam up to them while they snorkeled at Honolua Bay. The dolphins put on a show before moving out to deeper water. The state recommends that swimmers maintain a 150-foot buffer zone from the wild animals, but there are times when “dolphins do approach people,” said aquatic biologist Skippy Hau.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo