Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Gettin' high dolphin style

A new item on Practical Fishkeeping's website caught my eye:
Dolphins have been filmed chewing on toxic puffer fish, apparently to enjoy their 'narcotic-like effect'.

The footage was shot using cameras disguised as other sea creatures for the BBC series Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, from by the award-winning wildlife documentary producer John Downer. It shows dolphins gently chewing on the fish, and passing it between them. before lapsing into a sort of trance, floating just beneath the surface and apparently fascinated by their own reflections.
Read more at Practical Fishkeeping.

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