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Planet Earth

Dolphins "Play Ball" With Jellyfish (As in, Jellyfish Is the Ball)

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelOctober 20, 2009 12:22 AM


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Humans aren't the only ones who enjoy a game of soccer (or football, depending on where you're from). A new video has surfaced showing dolphins "kicking" around a ball—only the ball, in this case, is a jellyfish. From the Daily Mail:

A team of marine biologists were astonished to see a dolphin swim under a jellyfish and with a quick flick of its tail shoot it out of the water. The bottlenose dolphins were caught on video performing the strange activity off the Welsh coastline. One dolphin was able to flip the jellyfish six feet up in the air.

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