Via UPI:

Whale watchers got a rare look at hundreds of dolphins during a dolphin “stampede” off the coast of Southern California.

Whale watchers looking to catch a few glimpses of the animals were in for a surprise when the dolphins began racing and jumping through the water — an act called porpoising — without known reason.

A video recorded by Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari shows the pod of marine mammals speeding just off the edge of the tourism company’s vessel….

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  1. deaves1 says:

    These are awesome. I’ve seen these several times while at sea. It always gets the crew topside to see it. Dolphins everywhere. They almost appear to be kids racing each other in a playground. The always seem to have a smile on their faces.

  2. pamelarice says:

    My daughter, her husband and two granddaughters went down to Rocky Point Mexico for their annual Valentine’s Day get away. My daughter, being a penny pincher usually says no to the “extras” like cruises but decided they wanted to see the whales this year. She brought back video of the exact same phenomena of these dolphins surrounding the boat on both sides!! I couldn’t believe how many there were! It was truly an amazing experience for them all. A wonderful memory that the young girls will remember for the rest of their lives.

  3. dennisl59 says:

    Very cool, thanks for sharing this, I’ve never seen this type of behavior before now.

    posted 3/13 1045pm Texas[Charlie Tuna]Time

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