It was a rare, breathtaking sight: In a flash, a pod of about 1,000 common dolphins began a stampede, churning across the blue-gray waters off Dana Point at a rapid pace.
Dave Anderson, the captain of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, said that in the decades he’s spent on the water and out among Southern California’s dense dolphin population, it’s a phenomenon he’s encountered only rarely.
Yet last weekend, it happened again … and it happened twice: once on Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday morning. Boat hands captured Sunday’s stampede on video.
Amazing. What were they doing? It’s not clear. They weren’t running AWAY from the boat. But, the owner of hte tour says it’s rare to see such a large group and for them to act like this. It’s wonderful publicity for his business and the observers certainly loved it.
Tip: Fortean Times