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Sailor Superstition: Dolphins swimming in the wake are good luck

Content: Informant – “Dolphins are considered good luck when they swim with the ship. And it’s bad luck to kill a dolphin.” Context: JK – “Where does this belief come from?” Informant – “I just think that dolphins are friendly to humans. They have a long history of…there’s stories of them chasing sharks away and… Continue Reading »

Dolphins are “good vibes”

My informant stated that surfers believe that when dolphins are seen during a surf session, that means sharks are most likely not present at the time and surfers foresee a good experience in the ocean for that day. My informant stated that when he went surfing at Huntington Beach, a couple of surfers spotted a… Continue Reading »