Skip to comments.Dolphin Stampede Overtakes Whale Watching Boat
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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Damn the Dolphins and full speed ahead!!
lol. I see them do this all the time. It is nothing new. We think that either a White shark or Orca might be near by.
I see them in Monterey sometimes, too.
I’ve seen them at SeaWorld,....San Diego.....in a tank.
Dolphin flash mob.
Don’t they communicate with something like sonar? Dolphins are like dogs- just about human. (Some critters- maybe all critters, have a lot more sense than humans, probably because their instincts are intact & ours get eroded.)
Too bad they haven't figured out how to avoid those fishing nets...........must be a learning curve.
Sometimes when we are offshore (Mass. Bay) and see them I will head in the direction the dolphins are going- then look behind the boat and adjust the speed to throw the biggest wake.(usually around 6-8 kts)
The dolphins will come over, surround the boat like you saw in the film -ride the bow wave, and body surf the wake right behind he boat. The charters love to see this and take pictures up close and personal. - tom
They speak Navajo.
Have you ever been in a mob? Come to Fiesta (San Antonio, in April). You have *no* control over where you’re going. Without a huge effort, you’re going wherever the crowd is going.
Like what - a phone call, hand flipper signals, a big sign? WTF?
It was a splash mob.
LOL Code talkers.
Published on Jan 6, 2013
Pupping season at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery in San Simeon and a brand new pup is born. This was on the first beach up the north trail. This female had a yellow tag indicating she was born on San Miguel Island (tag (M33?). This is a great time of year to see the Elephant Seals and there were lots of pups.
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This pup was just born (see other video) and another large female (top frame) comes in and seems to be trying to claim the pup. The real ESeal mom (closest) is having none of that while the newborn Elephant Seal pup is stuck in the middle with the afterbirth still attached. Piedras Blancas Rookery in San Simeon 1/5/13.
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“Cabela’s has 5.56 mm ammo in stock!”
flash mob....dolphins must have smart phones now.
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.
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.
LOL <3 Made my day!
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.
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
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.
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.
This was no accident. They did it on porpoise.