Mullet With A Side of Mud Rings

There are many hunting techniques recorded for various dolphin species around the world. As opportunistic and inventive hunters, they’ve found ways to corral and catch many different types of prey using strategies that often involve barriers, physical prowess, and outright deception.  In Australia one group uses sponges as tools; the females carry sponges over their snouts and lull prey fish out of hiding with a seriously false sense of security.

Using bubble as nets that corral schools of fish into dense clouds is a popular tactic to catch dinner but, off the coast of Florida, at least one pod has foregone the bubble rings in favor of mud.   The above video is a great demonstration of these animals’ ability to adapt to their local environment and use it to their advantage.

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