Diet and Food

The diet of a bottlenose dolphin primarily concists of a wide variety of fishes, squids, and crustaceans such as shrimps. Diet mostly varies by geographic location. Some dolphins have been found with deep sea fish in their stomach, meaning they may be able to dive to great depths. Dolphins do not chew their food, they swallow there prey whole, or with larger fish, bash the food against a rock to break it into eatable chunks. In groups, dolphins will herd a large group of fish into a corner, then take turns going through the school to eat. Due to the increase in fishing, some dolphins will follow behind boats and eat the discarded fish that are thrown off the boat.
Dolphins are known to hunt in packs to gain an advantage on there prey.