In video: Dolphin 'strand feeding' in the Lowcountry

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Strand feeding in action.

Folks in the Lowcountry love the occasional dolphin spotting, but even more interesting is when you have the chance to spot them doing a unique hunting technique called "strand feeding."

With the technique unique to the Carolina low marshes, dolphins drive their fishy prey onto mud banks for easy access.

It's a good way to dolphins get dinner and it's also quite a show for us piped mammals.

NBC News 2 did a video report on how it works and the popularity of watching it happen (see that here) and the National Wildlife Federation has a nice feature report on how it works along with some excellent photos (get those here.)

There are also a couple of solid videos online that show the technique. Two of those are below with the first showing and overview and the second being a closeup look.

 

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