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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
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.
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