Shark-eating dolphins filmed by drone


Shark-eating dolphins filmed by drone

A rare recording of four dolphins hunting a shark near Cronulla Beach, Sydney has been caught on camera with a Drone.

The rare footage was captured by drone flyer Bruno Kataoka, who stumbled upon the feeding frenzy off the coast of Sydney’s Cronulla beach.

Marine experts have said the species of dolphin – known as false killer whales – are rarely sighted off Australia’s coast.

False killer whales got their name because they prey on other sea mammals, however they are not from the same genus as the more widely known killer whale.

The pod of dolphins can be seen stalking the juvenile shark to tire it out before the leader lunges out and seizes the smaller shark with its jaws.

“National Geographic guys would wait months to get such a thing,” said drone photographer Bruno Kataoka, who captured the footage.

“We just happened to be there at the right moment at the right time.”

Marine Biologist Georgina Wood said it was an extremely rare encounter to catch on camera so close to the shore.

“Oh it’s amazing, that kind of footage is just so rare to catch.”

She said false killer whales are rarely spotted, despite being large numbers of them out the ocean.

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