Dolphins play ‘cannonball’ with jellyfish off Cape Lookout National Seashore

Dolphins play ball with a jellyfish at Cape Lookout National Seashore. [NPS photo]

A gang of dolphins found a “cannonball” or “cabbage” jellyfish in the water off Shackleford Banks last week and couldn’t resist playing with it like a ball.

This type of jelly has a firmer body than others which allow the dolphins to grip and toss the jelly around, Cape Lookout National Seashore said in a Facebook post.

Cannonballs do not have the long stinging tentacles of other species of jellies such as the sea nettle or Portuguese man o’war.

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