I'm researching dolphins. In particular, dolphin rescues of humans, in ancient and modern times.
What do dolphins have to do with ancient Egypt, you ask? Well, there are various dolphin species in the Red Sea, including Bottlenose Dolphins. In the Mediterranean as well.
What do dolphins have to do with my book? They come to the rescue of my hero and his friend, of course. One of the good things about writing fiction is getting to write stuff like this!
Click on this link for a beautiful picture of playful ancient dolphins:
On Wikipedia and elsewhere, you can find the tale of how the ancient Greek poet Arion was rescued by dolphins.
And there is a website page called Dolphins Rescuing Humans.
It will be interesting to see whether sharks also existed in the Red Sea in ancient times. This is what I'll be looking up next.