Well, here’s something truly amazing: Last week, a “megapod” of dolphins – tens of thousands of them frolicked, breached and jumped, swarming together in a 7-mile stretch of water near San Diego, CA.
Capt. Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises said he saw a “super mega-pod” of common dolphins Thursday around noon while he was on his daily tour. He said the pod was more than seven miles long and five miles wide.
Dutra said the boat tour followed the pod for more than an hour and said he’s never seen anything like it.
“When you see something that is honestly truly beyond belief,” the captain said.
“It’s one of those things you can hope for it, but you can’t plan for it,” he said. “It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of beautiful and interesting things” on the water.
He said the sensation was like being in the midst of a herd of wild horses. The dash began in an instant, he said. At some points the dolphins reached speeds of more than 25 mph, outpacing his boat.
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Watch one of the tourists’ videos – just amazing.
Larger pods are not unheard of but they usually contain no more than about 200 dolphins, and as such, this super-mega-pod is unprecedented.