Dusky dolphins seem to be very sociable, forming large pods. Off the Kaikōura coast they tend to feed at night, when some of their prey migrate up from deeper, darker waters. Sometimes duskies become the prey of orcas, who chase them in groups and have been seen to flip them into the air.
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Photograph by Steve Dawson
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