What animals eat dolphins? Killer whales are the only predators that regularly kill and devour Pacific white-sided dolphins off the B.C. and Washington coasts. So researchers were surprised when drone footage showed such dolphins playing within a few fin-spans of killer whales’ toothy jaws.
Can an octopus hurt a dolphin? It is not unusual for bottlenose dolphins to feed on octopuses, but they normally break the body and tentacles into smaller pieces first using a “shake-and-toss” method. Shaking the octopus helps to kill it and tear it apart, while tossing prevents it from latching on and also weakens the suckers.
Do dolphins hunt octopus? Scientists know that dolphins all over the world eat octopus, but no one had documented how they manage such a difficult meal. Between 2007 and 2013, Dr. Sprogis and her colleagues documented 45 octopus-handling events off the coast of Bunbury, Australia.
What animal does octopus eat? Their prey includes gastropods, like snails and sea slugs; bivalves, like clams and mussels; crustaceans, like lobsters and crabs; and fish. To catch their food, octopuses use lots of strategies and tricks. Some octopuses wrap their arms – not tentacles – around prey to pull them close.