In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, photo a dolphin swims as a ferry passes in the background during an operation by divers to recover an abandoned fishing net from the sea in Poros island, Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A lovelorn dolphin has prompted a French coastal town to ban bathing on its beaches, fearing people may be hurt by the antics of the overexcited mammal.Roger Lars, mayor of Landevennec, on the western tip of Brittany, issued a ban on voluntarily approaching within 50 meters of the dolphin and outlawed bathing and diving from the district's beaches whenever the animal is spotted in local waters. The move was made on the basis of advice from marine specialists after the visibly excited 3-meter-long dolphin nicknamed Zafar bumped against boats and bathers, he said.
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