Aug 17, 2021

Amazing Footage from Above Shows Dolphins Making Mud Rings to Trap and Hunt Fish

 

In this fascinating clip, bottlenose dolphins are observed churning up seafloor mud to form a ring that traps fish. The technique has been developed independently by dolphins near Mexico and Florida.

The mud ring hunting strategy is a case of blindsiding prey. A “ring maker” dolphin circles near the ocean floor and traps fish behind a ring of mud as others lie in wait with mouths open, lunging to catch any fish attempting to escape the mud by jumping out of the water.

 

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