Bottlenose dolphins tossing jellyfish! But why?

Apparently, bottlenose dolphins enjoy batting jellyfish around.

Keith Rittmaster captured some great shots of the action near Shackleford Banks and the News and Observer‘s Mitchell Willetts wrote an article about it in December 2020.

A bottlenose dolphin holds a jellyfish in it’s mouth as it swims. PHOTO BY KEITH RITTMASTER, NC MARITIME MUSEUM, UNDER NOAA/NMFS PERMIT