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Bottlenose dolphins 'disturbed' by boat noise

20 June 2013 Last updated at 06:49 BST

Bottlenose dolphins in Wales are being disturbed by the noise caused by boats, say scientists.

Cardigan Bay is home to Britain's largest bottlenose dolphin population in the summer - around 350.

Many tourists visit the area to try and spot them.

But the Sea Watch Foundation is warning that too many boats are making it noisy under the water, forcing the dolphins to change their behaviour.

Researchers say they're having to communicate more loudly and are staying in larger groups.

Not everyone agrees though - the local wildlife centre says the dolphins are used to boats, which keep their distance.