PHOTO PROVIDED BY MOTE MARINE Beggar, shown here, is a dolphin with an unhealthy habit of accepting food from humans in area bays. Beggar is not alone. Feeding wild dolphins is illegal and dangerous. The topic was discussed Thursday at a Mote Marine-sponsored event.
SUN PHOTO BY STEVEN J. SMITH. Dr. Katie McHugh, left, and Adriel Zahniser led a discussion Thursday sponsored by Mote Marine Laboratory on nutrition and the eating habits of dolphins and humans.
By STEVEN J. SMITH
SARASOTA — Beggar, a local dolphin, is notorious for accepting food from area boaters.
The opportunistic dolphin is not alone.
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