February 04, 2014
Video: Dolphins Rob Drumlines Used for Shark Control Program
By Martin Leung
This must be the ocean's version of FreshDirect home delivery.
A pod of dolphins in Australia has turned drumlines, baited lines anchored to the sea bed that are used for minimizing shark attacks, into a food source. This video shows the dolphins dislodging the bait without getting hooked.
The drumlines in this video are located off the Gold Coast of Australia, and are a part of the controversial Queensland Shark Control Program. According to the Queensland Government website, only fresh, natural bait is used, and the equipment gets serviced every 21 days.