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Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers

Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers
Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers
Dolphin stampede greets Southern California whale watchers
Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 15:14:30-04

DANA POINT, Calif. — Some 300 dolphins were caught on camera Sunday stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point. A 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 on board.

The Orange County Register reported that dolphins move fastest while porpoising out of the water since there is less resistance in air than in water. It is unknown why pods of dolphins stampede. 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.