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Team effort

Duration: 02:24

High tides allow a small group of bottlenose dolphins to reach the shallows for an unusual hunting campaign. One of the dolphins peels off from the main group, swimming rapidly in a circle ahead of the fish they seek and stirring up the mud. This forces the fish directly into the path of the waiting dolphin group. A team effort will enable the dolphin pod to feed in this way for as long as the tide allows.

Available since: Thu 27 Jan 2011


David Attenborough

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The Blue Planet Tidal Seas

7/8 How tides create opportunities for marine life, as dolphins play a deadly game of catch.

First broadcast: 24 Oct 2001

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