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.
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
flash mob....dolphins must have smart phones now.
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.