Another piece of Navy folklore that Vince shared with me is one about dolphins and their significance to seamen. Dolphins are considered a good omen to submariners. If and when dolphins encounter a submarine, they are a telltale sign that everything will be okay and that the seas are safe to wander.
Vince sees dolphins as mystical animals, who connote good vibes and good thing to come. I agree in that dolphins are, indeed, mystical animals. In a sense, they are reminiscent of fairytale and marchen, in the fact that they are indeed so mystical.