It’s Flipper! Playful dolphin is spotted ‘juggling’ a jellyfish in front of stunned holidaymakers in Denmark
- Dolphin spotted splashing about as glided around a harbour in calm waters
- Then begins to juggle a helpless jellyfish by flipping it into the air on its beak
- The footage was recorded in Sønderborg harbour in southern Denmark
Incredible footage has emerged of a dolphin playfully ‘juggling’ a jellyfish at it swims through a harbour.
The aquatic mammal can be seen using its long beak to flip the helpless creature up into the air mulitple times.
The footage, which comes from Sønderborg harbour, Denmark, was captured by two awe-struck friends who had been out sailing.
In the video, the dolphin glides gracefully through the calm waters, before breaching the surface to splash about.
Seconds later a small jellyfish appears, flying two metres out of the water before landing back with a splash.
It quickly becomes apparent that the creature is being flung up by the dolphin, using it’s rostrum to juggle the jellyfish above the water.
The mammal also cleverly dips his nose underneath the water slightly so that the jellyfish lands with a splash before it races to pick it up and repeat the action.
In the video, recorded in Sønderborg harbour in Denmark, the dolphin glides gracefully through the calm waters, before breaching the surface to splash about
The jellyfish can be seen flying in mid-air as the dolphin dips its head back down in order to catch it under the water
Some Twitter users saw the funny side, with Richard Hart commenting: ‘It’s doing it on porpoise.’
Another person replied to the pun, saying: ‘I “sea” what you did there.’
Amateur photographer Joachim Thordsen posted the clip on social media with the caption: ‘Unforgettable morning’ (translated from Danish).
Dolphins are some of the most intelligent and playful animals on earth, and have one of the largest brains for their body size of any animal, according to the Sea Watch Foundation.
‘One very interesting discovery regarding the dolphin brain is that part of their limbic system (the part of the brain that processes emotions in mammals) is actually more elaborate than in the human brain,’ says the foundation.