Animals with Cameras: Remarkable moment TV seal enjoys a fish supper with dolphins
BREATHTAKING scenes of a seal working with dolphins to feast on fish have been captured by an ingenious underwater camera.
Then, she gets down to the business of hunting, ever alert to the huge great white sharks that patrol the waters on the look out for their favourite food – fur seals.
The mother seal is filmed hugging the sea bed as this prevents her being attacked from below, one of the favourite ambush techniques of great whites.
He says: “I’ve learnt so much from the camera footage that it’s hard to know where to start.
“We’ve discovered they eat a lot more of some prey types than we previously thought and some prey we didn’t know they consumed.
“And we’re beginning to understand just how much time and effort these animals devote to vigilance and predator avoidance.”