Dolphins are one of the most liked and popular sea animals on our planet. Human interest also made them one of the most studied ones. During our Thousand Islands Wildlife Adventure Tour you get a chance to see one of the most fascinating wildlife shows staged by the dolphins!
Wildlife Biggest Challenge
Dolphins in Waterparks and those trained in swimming pools get their food provided to them easily. Those living in the wildlife face real difficulties. The food for their survival is not provided to them but does everything to avoid it.
That is how it works in the competitive environment of the sea, everybody needs to eat, and nobody wants to be eaten. It’s all about the Victory of The Fittest …and the smartest. Dolphins need to rely on their brain to win in this game. They have no limbs, and their body structure is not that suitable to hunt down prey. They need different instruments.
Smartest Species of the Sea
If there was an intellectual competition held under the sea, there is a high chance that dolphins would win it. That is a proven fact that they are very smart dealing with everyday stuff. Going on one of our adventure tours you would be able to see how they interact with each other. They are curious and willing to face the unknown. Hunting down their prey they need to use their brain, because they don’t have the same instruments and skills as, for example, sharks use to get their food.
Techniques That Dolphins Use for Hunting
Dolphins understand that they don’t have enough physical strength to catch prey on their own. Hence, they communicate with each other, gather in packs, and use their own team tricks to catch fish. This shows their high level of intelligence.
Some of the scientists believe that dolphins use sponges just for fun, play and entertainment. Others say that they use sponges to help them grab and eat the fish that otherwise they would not be able to have taken in. That is one of the reasons why dolphins are considered one of the smartest species in the ocean.
Mud Ring Feeding
When dolphins find a large bunch of fish, they start flicking water with their tails. They move fast and form a whirlwind of mud around them. Nothing can be seen in this tornado and the fish is caught easily.
This captivating hunting process can be seen on Thousand Islands Wildlife Adventure Tour in the Banana River performed by local dolphin species.
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- How dolphins use tools, teamwork, and trickery to get their dinner – National Geographic
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