Cooperative fishing interactions between Aboriginal Australians and dolphins in eastern Australia

  title={Cooperative fishing interactions between Aboriginal Australians and dolphins in eastern Australia},
  author={David T. Neil},
  pages={18 - 3}
  • D. Neil
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Anthrozoös
Abstract Published eyewitness accounts and stories from Aboriginal Australians are used to provide an overview of the geographical extent and characteristics of cooperative fishing between Aboriginal Australians and dolphins in eastern Australia. These sources indicate that cooperative fishing was geographically widespread in eastern Australia, involved both bottlenose dolphins and orcas, and had a significance (emotional and spiritual) to Aboriginal people beyond the acquisition of food. These… 
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