Warning after dolphins 'harassed' off Swanage coast

Jet-skiers were warned after a pod of dolphins was "harassed" while swimming off the Dorset coast.

The dolphins were in Durlston Bay, Swanage, on Saturday afternoon when jet-skis and power boats were spotted chasing them to catch a glimpse.

It was feared they could have been injured by propellers due to the large number of vessels out at sea during the hot weather.

HM Coastguard warned it was an offence to harass marine animals.

The dolphins were later spotted off Ballard Down.

Dorset Marine Police was also called to the scene.

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