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Dolphin Stampede Overtakes Whale Watching Boat
youtube ^ | Jan 6, 2013

Posted on 01/10/2013 11:36:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach


Published on Jan 6, 2013

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A huge pod of about 1,000 Common Dolphins stampeded off the coast of Dana Point, California, like a herd of wild horses. This has happened twice recently though it is very rare. The line of wild dolphins could be seen from miles away churning up the water and, to the delight of whale watching passengers and crew aboard Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, the dolphins turned and stampeded directly over to the boat. Often this unusual behavior happens without warning and without any observable cause, as was the case this time.

Ecstatic passengers aboard Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari were able to see the spectacular show from a unique perspective too: below the surface from the Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pods! In the two Underwater Viewing Pods passengers are able to BE one of the pod and feel what's it like to swim with wild dolphins without having to get wet.

Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins per square mile than anywhere on earth. This includes nearly 450,000 common dolphins like the ones in this video. Dana Point is one of the best places in the world to see one of these large megapods that can number in herds of up to 10,000. Porpoising is their fastest mode of travel as there is less resistance in air than water.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dolphines; dolphins
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To: KGeorge
Have you ever been in a mob?

Not since I was offered immunity from prosecution and turned state's evidence against Anthony Zerilli back in 2001......And that's all I'll say about that.

21 posted on 01/10/2013 12:54:42 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: oh8eleven

Oh good grief. Obviously other dolphins (maybe other fish. I don’t know. I’ve never talked to one)

The best example I can think of is character judgement. The second is honesty/ guile. Can *you* survive on the street- urban or wild, for even years?

I didn’t say that they *are* people- or equal to people (equality is a social construct & that would be “apples& oranges”)... did you read the part about instinct, or just freak out before that?

Life is short. You’re going to be okay (I guess). Lighten up.

22 posted on 01/10/2013 1:03:02 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL <3 Made my day!

23 posted on 01/10/2013 1:07:07 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: Capt. Tom

My son has a boat in Dana Point Harbor .When we’re out visiting ,from MA., we often go out to see the marine life but we’ve never seen anything like this. As you know, we can often see huge numbers of whales ,out there, putting on a show here on the east coast.

24 posted on 01/10/2013 1:12:08 PM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

Hi Surrey
We run into dolphins mostly on the east side of Stellwagen Bank and have encountered them on the BANK, and coming in last November we saw them just about 5 miles east of Scituate. No problem getting them to come over to the boat.

Some time we have to get together for a beer at the Mill Wharf. -tom

25 posted on 01/10/2013 2:01:35 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The wife and I were in Scotland last May visiting her kin, and we went to some spit of land north of Inverness near Fortrose on the Moray Forth. At the tip of the spit were numerous dolphins and quite a few people taking pictures. A truly thrilling spectacle.

26 posted on 01/10/2013 2:06:30 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Love it when I’m sailing and dolphins come along and keep me company.

I used to live at anchor in a little spot at the end of a long canal near a university, and something that mystified me was that night after night I would have live mullet jumping into the boat. I found out that I was at the end point of a “buffalo jump” for mullet, a kill zone where dolphin would herd the mullet to the very end of the canal where my boat was, and tear into them, and mullet leaping to get away consistently landed in the boat.

One night I had a friend stay on the boat and I convinced her that I had a special relationship with the dolphins, and that when they visited they brought me fish...LOL...and later that night the sound of multiple fish flapping around on deck had her believing I was a Dolphin Whisperer.

I got really good at cleaning fish in the dark with a steakknife, too. At first I threw them back, but waste not want not. I got to the point where I could clean fish in my sleep, and sometimes waking up in tbe morning, I’d smell my hands if I couldn’t remember whether I had.

That’s a good place to anchor if SHTF...the dolphin bring the fish to you.

27 posted on 01/10/2013 2:31:42 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This was no accident. They did it on porpoise.

28 posted on 01/10/2013 2:52:22 PM PST by Ken H
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