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A wild feeding frenzy of a predator was captured on video in Australia, when a huge school of salmon was taken over by voracious dolphins.

Vagabond Bermagh on Facebook, video screenshot

In a video off the southern coast of Australia, the wild feeding frenzy of the predators was captured when a huge school of salmon was taken over by voracious dolphins.

The video shows the moment when tens of thousands of salmon began to collectively panic, resulting in an underwater explosion.

It was recorded on November 10 near the coastal town of Merimbula blogger Jason Moyes — known as “Trapman Bermagui” — who admitted that even he was caught off guard.

“I did not see dolphins in general, until they just appeared in the pictures,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I heard the noise 100 meters (328 feet) away. It’s incredible to watch in real life.”

His video shows that it only took a few dolphins to panic. Predators can be seen pouncing on a school of fish and then quickly exiting (probably with their mouths full).

Before the attack, a “school of monsters” of salmon covered the shallow seabed and moved in slow hypnotic circles.

The beauty of their movement hid something ugly beneath the surface: Australian salmon are gathered in such schools feast on smaller bait, experts say.

This means that the video captures the superimposition of the frenzied feeding.

It was one of two attacks by the Dolphins Trapman Bermagui filmed along a rocky shore, while a second video shows dolphins herding salmon to their doom like sheep.

“Salmon are a natural food source for large marine predators, including dolphins, seals, sea lions and a wide range of shark species known to follow the large schools of salmon along the coast“, – reports the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development of Australia.

Trapman Bermagui’s video, which is just over a minute long, has been viewed more than 47,000 times and received nearly 1,500 reactions and comments.

“It’s amazing to see salmon washed ashore” Brian Leach wrote.

“It’s amazing to see and what a noise the salmon makes when it comes to the surface” Micah Brien placed.

This story was originally published November 14, 2022 at 7:52 am.

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Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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A drone captures a frenzied ocean feeding off the coast of Australia

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A wild feeding frenzy of a predator was captured on video in Australia, when a huge school of salmon was taken over by voracious dolphins.

Vagabond Bermagh on Facebook, video screenshot

In a video off the southern coast of Australia, the wild feeding frenzy of the predators was captured when a huge school of salmon was taken over by voracious dolphins.

The video shows the moment when tens of thousands of salmon began to collectively panic, resulting in an underwater explosion.

It was recorded on November 10 near the coastal town of Merimbula blogger Jason Moyes — known as “Trapman Bermagui” — who admitted that even he was caught off guard.

“I did not see dolphins in general, until they just appeared in the pictures,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I heard the noise 100 meters (328 feet) away. It’s incredible to watch in real life.”

His video shows that it only took a few dolphins to panic. Predators can be seen pouncing on a school of fish and then quickly exiting (probably with their mouths full).

Before the attack, a “school of monsters” of salmon covered the shallow seabed and moved in slow hypnotic circles.

The beauty of their movement hid something ugly beneath the surface: Australian salmon are gathered in such schools feast on smaller bait, experts say.

This means that the video captures the superimposition of the frenzied feeding.

It was one of two attacks by the Dolphins Trapman Bermagui filmed along a rocky shore, while a second video shows dolphins herding salmon to their doom like sheep.

“Salmon are a natural food source for large marine predators, including dolphins, seals, sea lions and a wide range of shark species known to follow the large schools of salmon along the coast“, – reports the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development of Australia.

Trapman Bermagui’s video, which is just over a minute long, has been viewed more than 47,000 times and received nearly 1,500 reactions and comments.

“It’s amazing to see salmon washed ashore” Brian Leach wrote.

“It’s amazing to see and what a noise the salmon makes when it comes to the surface” Micah Brien placed.

This story was originally published November 14, 2022 at 7:52 am.

Similar stories from the Macon Telegraph

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering topics including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history and a minor in geology.



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