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Watch: Pod of 300 dolphins greets Southern California whale watchers

The video captured by Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters, wowing those aboard the boat

By: AP | August 13, 2020 1:26:26 pm
Dolphins, Dolphin pod, Dana Point, California whale watchers, Southern California, Trending news, Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching Safari, Indian Express newsCapt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari captured some of 300 dolphins stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, California on Sunday, August 9. (Picture credit: AP)

Some 300 dolphins were caught on camera Sunday stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, the Orange County Register reported.

The minutes-long video captured by Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters, wowing those aboard the boat.

Dolphins move fastest while proposing out of the water since there is less resistance in the air than in water, the Register reported. It is unknown why pods of dolphins stampede.

“It’s thought that the dolphins could be evading a predator such as orcas, racing to catch a food source, or meeting up with another pod of dolphins,” the charter company said in a statement.

Watch the video here:

Dolphin sightings off the Orange County coastline are not uncommon. A dolphin pod caught stampeding in waters near Laguna Beach made news around the world last year.

Southern California is home to nearly 450,000 common dolphins, the species captured on video Sunday, the charter company said.

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