Kicking sand to catch fish
Category: Life Science
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:06 PM, by Dr. Dolittle
I really love fishing! I can't think of a more relaxing time than sitting by the lake, or a more exciting time than going deep sea fishing. Therefore, I find animals that have come up with unique ways of catching fish pretty interesting. Take for example the humpback whales that we talked about in a previous blog. These animals actually create bubble-barriers around schools of fish to keep their meal in one spot.
It turns out that bottlenose dolphins also have a unique strategy. They use sand. By hitting the ocean floor with their tails, they create clouds of sand that act as barriers around schools of fish. Brilliant.
Isn't this the coolest video! I love going to the coast and going on the Dolphin Boat Tour -- you get to watch the Dolphins as they swim near the boat. So beautiful. I hope to go again soon!