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Dog Swims With Wild Dolphins (Video)

Dog Swims With Wild Dolphins (Video)

Swimming with dolphins has become a popular pastime in recent years. The Somente Aqua Dolphin Centre in Ponta Do Ouro-Mozambique, South Africa offers swimming and snorkeling with wild dolphins to its guests.  The dolphins are not captive; people ride in a boat in the ocean for the meetup.

A more unique attraction is the Centre’s founder Noleen Withers’ black Labrador Retriever, Kira, who regularly swims with the wild dolphins. She even has one of the Center’s boats named after her.

Kira normally senses the dolphins before they can be sighted by humans and will let the crew know by bouncing back and forth in the boat.  She is also able to determine if the dolphins are resting by the scent of ammonia they give off while at rest; she will not jump into the water until the dolphins are ready.

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Photo of Kira screen shot from YouTube video

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3:05PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you Megan, for Sharing this!

3:43AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I'de change places with them any day!!!

6:35PM PST on Nov 13, 2012

If the dog was wearing a life vest he probably would have played longer with the dolphins

4:06PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Wonderful video! Thank you!

10:33AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

thats cool!

1:27AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Beautiful!! :-)))))) Nature can teach us soooooo much!

11:38AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

What a cool dog!

11:38PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Lovely :)

11:09AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Wow, what a thrill that would be!!! Swimming with dolphins AND Kira, wow!!!!

9:38AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Super video, beautiful creatures!

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