History of Bottlenose Dolphins

So what is the history of bottlenose dolphins?

On this page is some information about dolphin's history with humans. If you were looking for dolphins' natural history, read about the evolution of dolphins

Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete, Greece

Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete, Greece
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    Dolphins have captured people's imagination since ancient times.

They represented the power of ocean and in legends, dolphins guided Poseidon - the God of the Oceans.

In ancient Rome and Greece for example, dolphins were pictured on coins and in the artwork, and it was a serious crime to kill a dolphin.

Aboriginal People of Australia and Maori people of New Zealand believed that dolphins were Gods' messengers that rescued people and guided boats. Indigenous people of California believed that dolphins were people that had drowned. They treated them as humans because they believed God had turned them into dolphins to save their lives.

Later, during the whaling days, dolphins were not targeted nearly as much as the large baleen whales.

This, however, was mainly due to the fact that the large whales offered much larger amounts of products. Bottlenose and other dolphins were, and still are, killed in some countries for meat and other products.

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