Botany Bay swimmers urged to avoid dolphins inside netted enclosure at Ramsgate Beach

Swimmers are being urged not to enter the water at Ramsgate Beach while two dolphins are frolicking in a swimming enclosure.

The dolphins are believed to have entered the area in Sydney’s Botany Bay on Thursday and have been feeding on fish.

Marine rescue group ORRCA has been monitoring the animals and is concerned about people trying to swim with them.

“It’s not good for the dolphin and it’s very, very dangerous for humans as well,” said ORRCA Vice President Jules Farrell on ABC Radio Sydney.

Ms Farrell said the last thing she wanted to see was someone “headbutted by a dolphin”.

She says the dolphins are behaving normally, but the group is concerned the animals may run out of food and don’t know how to exit the area.

“It’s maybe wanting to go out the same way it came back in,” Ms Farrell said.

“But it’s got other ways to get out where the nets have been pulled up.”


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