Strand Feeding, Dolphins (1)

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This is the first page of three Dolphin Strand Feedings.  For additional details on this phenomenon click here: Bottlenose Dolphin. 

The Dolphins here circled in a small group right along the shore. Between 50 to 25 feet out.

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They circled closer, making small splashes and shallow dives.

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After a few passes, with no notice that I could tell, one made a sudden splash and drive right up to the shore.

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Dolphins always drive to shore on their right side, grab a fish, then roll back in.

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The stranding attack happens in seconds and most…

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