Boat captains say dolphins, known for their toothy grins and playfulness, are growing increasingly aggressive in their quest for food, with some taking fish right off the hook _ something that rarely happened just a few years ago.
In response, fishermen are pulling out everything from pipe bombs to .357-caliber Magnum pistols to fend them off _ and breaking a federal law against harming the sea mammals.
For more on the plight of dolphins, see the sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary about Ric O’Barry’s work to save dolphins from humans. I had the chance to talk with O’Barry in South Florida – he’s convinced that dolphins are being exploited by our entertainment industry. I agree: