The Secret Life of Dolphins

National Geographic captures the beauty and intelligence of these extraordinary creatures.
1:26 | 09/19/13

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dolphins with new tricks, a national geographic series discovered they have taught themselves something truly extraordinary. We sent abc's linzie janis to check it out. Reporter: These bottle nosed dolphins lifl exclusively off the waters of the carolinas and georgia surviving by wit. It's amazing. Reporter: We met scott snyder on his boat. He documented an event called stranding for the secret life of predators. Watch this. The dolphins actually beat themselves on purpose, setting a kind of trap for their prey. They make a bow wave and it throws and crashes the mull et onto the beach and they lay there on their sides, mouth open, waiting, trying to catch the mull its. Before they beach as we witnessed, they talk. The rewards may be big, but so are the risks. If they sit up there too long they can crush internal organs or burn. Reporter: Another potential risk, tourists, as word spreads about this secret speck tackle, exercises worry the dolphins will shy away. Snyder says understanding these creatures is the key to protecting them. The jump into their world and see how they tick. You can see more of lindsey's reporting tonight on

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