Unique Dolphin Strategy for Hunting Fish

Posted on January 22, 2010  Comments (5)

A pod of bottle-nose dolphins off the coast of Florida have developed a hunting technique unknown in other dolphins. One swims in a circle stirring up mud and then the dolphins wait to catch fish that jump out of the water to escape the contracting circle of muddy water.

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5 Responses to “Unique Dolphin Strategy for Hunting Fish”

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  2. Anonymous
    January 23rd, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Wow! that video are so cool! I never imagined how Dolphins so intelligent when it comes to hunting! Thanks for the videos! I like Dolphins!

  3. Chisa
    February 20th, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    sometimes we believe that humans are so smart, it amazes us when animals demonstrate intelligence in ways that we recognize as intelligence. in truth, it is almost every species but our own who has figured out how to live in harmony with Nature…that is far wiser than we are!
    i’m interested in dolphins in particular…they refute the argument that high intelligence and self awareness necessarily separate humans (or any species) from being in harmony with Nature.
    thanks for your post. really enjoyed the dolphins’ ingenious fishing tactics!

  4. Anonymous
    July 1st, 2010 @ 12:36 am

    sometimes we believe that humans are so smart, it amazes us when animals demonstrate intelligence in ways that we recognize as intelligence

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