Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

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KEAUHOU — Federal officials are in the final review stages of rules that would ban swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, officials said.

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Last month, officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it fined three individuals for harassing a pod of spinner dolphins off Makua Beach on Oahu. Although the city was widely reported, NOAA officials felt the main takeaway slipped through the cracks.