Albert Sans: Traveling the world by bicycle, you see amazing things but cycling the coast of Brazil, you don't expect to find this unique interaction between men and dolphins.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: I've been fishing here for a long time, my father also fished here with the dolphins. I calculate that we probably have more than 100 years of fishing and interacting with the dolphins here.
Jeison Rodrigues: They take the example from their mother, the mother works and the calf accompany her they start to learn the same method. The same kind of jump, there are dolphins that like to leave the bank more in front, others like to leave in the middle, when they return, when they jump, others more towards the back. Everything depends on the mother dolphin, the calf gets used to her mother.
Albert Sans: The shoal of fish get trapped between the fishermen's nets and the dolphins. This way, both benefit.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: When they come with fish, the way they dive, the way they swim, is different ... The dorsal fin... the dolphin arrives there and looks at the fish and gives a shake like they are saying: 'Wow, I'm looking at something here.'
Jeison Rodrigues: They know that near the shore, if they jump, they will not eat and neither will it bring fish to the fisherman... when the fish reaches the sand, near us, then the dolphin takes that leap. He jumps and turns around and then we throw our nets and the dolphins also eat.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: They are our collaborators, because apart from eating their fish, they also bring them to the shore. If there were no dolphins here in the channel, going up and down, chasing the fish it would be difficult to fish here.
Jeison Rodrigues: Now there's going to be a big fish network out there he was here on top, then Scooby turned over.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: A dolphin can arrive and you can ask someone 'What dolphin is that one?' and he is going to tell you that is such that one from there is 'Porquinho'.
Porquinho with his calf, a female
So, today we have: Scooby - Scooby, Caroba
- Batman, Robin.
- There's the Botinha do Rio.
There's the Porquinho.
You have Pirulito, too.
Jeison Rodrigues: When they told us that Electronico died, everybody was sad. He lived with us directly, we used to see him everyday when we came fishing;he was truly a partner.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: They already have some spots where they stop exclusively for fishing. A ponta do guía that is over there, far away. You also have "The river". A ponta das pedras that is the small town where the dolphins stop because they know there are fishermen and they are going to get a lot of fish, too.
Jeison Rodrigues: Caroba likes to jump on the dock there, where there are fishermen on the rocks. They spend the whole day there, the whole night, there are people who sleep, who have a tent and spend all winter there.
Willson Francisco Dos Santos: Normally, the people who fish here are the same people that came here as kids with their parents.
Fishermen: I learned fishing with dolphins with my father, with my friends. My sport, my hobby, is fishing, if you invite me to go fishing, I would smile from ear to ear. When we have some needs, we come here to fish and get something to sell it is a way to make money too, a way to manage it. I fish a little, I earn a little money to help at home.
Jeison Rodrigues: People come to Laguna to experience the art of fishing with dolphins you will see a lot of tainha (kind of fish) It is the most beautiful thing in the world. Come on!!