|Seabrook Island gang of dolphins create bow wave-ABC Nightline|
The dolphins work together as a team by corralling schools of mullet near the beach. The dolphins then send out vocal cues to each other and swim as a group towards the shore thus creating a bow wave which causes the mullet to splash up onto shore. The dolphins temporally beach themselves and wait for the mullet to flop back towards the water and if the dolphins are lucky, they snag one along the way.
|Seabrook Island gang of dolphins feed on mullet (Folly Beach, SC)-ABC Nightline|
Snider also notes that as these dolphins become more well known and people crowd the shore to observe them, the dolphins may become more reluctant to use this method.
In a rather bizarre video (below) posted earlier this year on Youtube by gotoceeceest, we see first hand that the dolphin's way of life is truly in jeopardy.
|Tourist chases after beached Seabrook Island dolphins -Gotoceeceeest|
Fortunately for Gotoceeceeest, the dolphins appeared to ignore the behavior of the older gentlemen and followed up with two more standings which she was able to capture on video. She notes that it was a real 'blessing' to be able to share the video with her father who was not able to join her due to health issues.