Scientists Learned How Dolphins Manage to Defeat Octopuses

04.04.2017

Murdocco University (Australia) experts have found out how bottlenose dolphins cope with a very dangerous prey – a large octopus.

The main weapon of the octopus is the sucker. They hold the enemy and can seriously injure them with an acute beak. However, Australian dolphins have developed tactics that allow them to win the battle with cephalopods over and over again.

Observing the dolphin hunting for 6 years, biologists have noticed that these mammals toss the octopuses into the air, catch and again throw them on the water surface. In the air soft octopus tissues are extremely vulnerable, and soon the cephalopod body is simply torn apart. It is noteworthy that adult dolphin males hunt for octopus.