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Dolphins and Pelican

On the beaches of South Carolina, the inshore subpopulation of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) is known for a peculiar and unique feeding behavior known as strand feeding. They will often work together to corral large groups of fish close to a sloping beach, and then in complete unison will rush the shoreline. This will push the fish up on the land where they are stranded and subsequently picked off by the dolphins. This behavior is known not only to people, but also to the other resident wildlife. Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalus) will waddle up and down the shoreline stalking the hunting dolphins, hoping to pick off an easy meal from the dolphins strategic work.
Dolphins and Pelican