Two dolphins were found at Positano in the past week. So sad that they had to be dead ones.
Positano News, the day before yesterday, published an article on another dolphin found floating in the water in front of the main beach. This one was decapitated. Obviously the work of human hand.
Last week they wrote of a dead dolphin found trapped amongst fishing nets in front of Laurito beach, and there had been reports of a vessel illegally trawler fishing in the protected area of the National Marine Park of Punta Campanella towards Sorrento.
Dolphins, once a common sight, in this area, have become a menaced species. Climatic changes have been blamed, as well as the scarcity of food and chemical dumping in the water. Then these trawlers don't help. When I think of what they deliberately did to those poor dolphins, it is beyond me.
Coming from Australia, I am used to living with and respecting nature. Dolphins, even in those cold waters of the southern seas where I bathe in Melbourne, are part of everyday sightings. Take a motor boat out and you will be likely to have dolphins playing in its wake. Seals populate other areas and yes, whales do get beached occasionally on the shores but I like to hope that there is no human hand in that, other than to save them.
I have heard of dolphins being in the waters around the islands of Li Galli although I have never seen them. A friend told me of a whale he saw around the Germano area, while fishing early one morning a few years ago. But the only mammal life in the sea that I've seen, has been from our house.
Today another dead dolphin was found in the water in front of Arienze in Positano. It's unbelievable ! Obviously someone is out to get them. Positano is part of the protected marine area. I hope they find these awful people very soon.