Animals Video

By Joe McFarlane 


A diver managed to capture the very unusual site of a swarm of fish-eating fresh dolphin poo in the waters of Mexico.

A Hollywood producer captured a wildlife siting that was too bizarre for any blockbuster movie.

While diving at a site known as “The Boiler” at San Benedicto Island, Mexico, Todd Kortte, 48 spotted a bottlenose dolphin pooping, and in the blink of an eye, a mixture of giant trevally, jacks and creole fish swooped in to gobble up every last crumb.

Initially thinking the spectacle he had just viewed was gross, Todd quickly realised how lucky he was to have viewed such a rare moment in the wild.

Todd said: “This was a rare sight; I have never seen this before.

“To have filmed this event is very rare and uncommon, you would have to be in the right place at the right time, you can’t plan this shot, it just happens.

“This isn’t something I was used to seeing.  What is even more gross is that another dolphin pooped shortly after this and my dive buddy swam right through it.

“I am sure there is some nutritional value in the Dolphin faeces. I have heard that whale poop is an important part of the ecosystem, I imagine dolphin poop isn’t far behind.”