Jetskiers in Wellington are being criticised for going too close to a pod of dolphins. About 30 or 40 dolphins swam around the waters of the capital on Saturday, delighting spectators in Oriental Bay and Evans Bay. Local resident Mark Gee — an award-winning photographer — says there were a hundred or so people watching. However, the dolphins were disrupted by a pair of young men on a jet ski who “ploughed” through the pod, “yahooing” as they did. A nearby boatie appeared to flag them down and give them a talking to” — prompting the jetskiers to take off. Under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978. It’s an offence to harass, disturb, injure or kill marine mammals. There’s a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment or a fine up to $250,000.