Dolphins love blowies

Rockingham Wild Encounters captured this footage of a dolphin feeding off Rockingham
Rockingham Wild Encounters captured this footage of a dolphin feeding off Rockingham

THESE incredible images of a dolphin feeding on blowfish off Rockingham were captured last week, and give a unique insight into the majestic animal�s feeding habits.

The photos were shot by a camera attached underneath Rockingham Wild Encounters dolphin swim boat.

Director Aaron Heath said dolphins had an unusual way of eating the poisonous fish.

�The dolphins here just love to eat blow fish but as we all know their skin is quite poisonous,� he said.

�So they bite the tail and suck the flesh out and leave the skin behind.�

Mr Heath said the group’s swim crew also noticed the rapscallion dolphins tended to be more sexually active after eating blowfish.

�The swim crew seem to think that this a bit of an aphrodisiac, as the dolphins seem to be a bit ‘active’ after having a blow fish feast,� he said.

�At times when blow fish spawn, the water can be filled with tiny baby blow fish and the dolphins love to eat these like popcorn.

�They don’t seem to have any issues with the poison in the baby blowfish, they eat them whole and it makes a popping sound.�