MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

In Laguna, Brazil, dolphins help fishermen by herding mullet into their nets.

  • The water is too murky for the fishermen to know when to cast their nets
  • The dolphins swim up and push schools of fish in towards the fishermen
  • They’ve worked out a signal to tell the fishermen when to throw their nets by breaching the water
  • It’s thought the fishermen’s nets spook the fish out of their schooling formation making it easier for the dolphins to catch a few

MINI BION EXTRAS

  • Dolphins “name” each other by using personal whistles unique to individuals.
  • Dolphin teeth have been used as currency in the Solomon Islands for centuries.
  • In 1965, a woman lived with a dolphin for 10 weeks in a flooded house, part of an experiment into possible communication with the creatures.

MINI BION

“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.