How much food can an 800 pound dolphin consume in one day? Quite a lot! One of the reasons the dolphin don't stop to play with our boats is because they are busy hunting down their food for the day. It takes a lot of energy to keep them warm in the cold water, not to mention the energy it takes to keep them swimming almost 24 hours a day. How much food do you think an 800 pound human would eat in one day?
So how much is quite a lot? 30 Pounds/Day. And what do they eat? It seems they prefer shoaling and bottom-dwelling species; such as fish, shrimp, squid, octopi, and cuttlefish. [Yum... could I get a little wasabi with that sushi?]