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Maldives outrage at dolphin hunt photo

A school of dolphins in the Maldives.
A school of dolphins in the Maldives. Image by you_only_live_twice / CC BY-SA 2.0

The government of the Maldives has promised a swift investigation after the discovery of pictures showing tourists and Maldivians holding a dead dolphin on a fishing safari boat. The incident comes just days after photos were found from another fishing safari showing tourists posing with endangered sharks, and just weeks after pictures surfaced showing an endangered turtle being killed for its eggs. The Environmental Protection Agency is now trying to track down the boat crews from the photos with the aim of securing criminal prosecutions. Read more: minivannews.com