For unknown reasons, dolphins have been aiding humans for years. Though it may sound like something out of ancient mythology, dolphins have been known to rescue people from sharks, help drowning sailors, and more seen incidents. These stories are not just isolated incidents – it’s reality and it still happens.
However, it’s also important to know that they are not saving humans out of altruism or heroism, they are mostly reacting to their environment. There have been instances when dolphins become aggressive and chase swimmers away, so it is not all good news.
Throughout our history, humans have had a strong connection with dolphins. In the early days, humans mainly hunted dolphins for food. But as time went on and we learned more about their intelligence and started to understand their ability to form emotional bonds, our relationship with them changed.
A prime example is the US Navy’s implementation of intelligent, dolphin warfare operatives as a part of their naval fleet. These dolphins are trained to locate land-mines amongst other activities. Amongst other countries, the US has been a frontrunner in utilizing dolphins in marine operations.
Do Dolphins Warn Humans About The PresenceSharks?
The myth that dolphins keep sharks away is often perpetuated as a safety tip for swimmers. However, this could not be further from the truth. Sharks and dolphins are found together more often than not because they both thrive off the same food sources.
Although there are still many questions left unanswered, such as why dolphins help us more than other marine animals, the evidence of their good deeds is undeniable. These sweet, intelligent creatures have proven time and again that they are capable of saving lives.