Story: Dolphins

Surfacing fish

Surfacing fish

Dolphins often work together to herd fish into a tight bunch so they can have a feeding frenzy. The surface action then attracts seabirds who share in the spoils – as shown here off D’Urville Island.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Common dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2023)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015