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'Super Mega-Pod' of 100,000 Dolphins Covers 35 Square Miles


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Dee
- 2283 days ago - grist.org
[Captain Joe] 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....



   

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Dee C (229)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
“They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of stuff out here… but this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever.”…

“You had to be there to experience it,” he said. “It was truly spectacular.”

Truly spectacular? Or truly terrifying? What was this super mega-pod doing there exactly? Feasting on sardines and squid? Or planning to take over the world from the humans, who’ve at last proved themselves incapable of being in charge?
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'Super mega-pod' of dolphins spotted off San Diego coast, NBC News

 

Dee C (229)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:01 pm
That is so cool..
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:12 pm
WOW i'd love to see that!!! I just hope the Japanese don't get there....
 

Svetlana B (21)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:15 pm
Thanks for sharing :) beautiful dolphins
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:14 pm
This is a cool story. Thank you for sharing.
 

Julie E (405)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:50 pm
What an amazing thing to see in person. Thanks Dee!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:01 pm
Noted! Dee, if I had had the good fortune to have seen this amazing occurrence...I think I would have thought I had died and went to Heaven! How awesome and awe inspiring to see these magnificent animals..Heck, I would have dove in and swam with them..WOW!!!!
 

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:58 am
noted
 

penny C (83)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:41 am
I saw this on the news last night,beautiful!
 

Phillip Wood (210)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:58 am
As coincidence would have it, I just finished reading _Moby Dick_ where Melville notes that since Nantucket really started hunting whales in large numbers that that whales no longer went around in small pods. Instead, in response to stress, they traveled in huge "armies" of whales. I wonder if the dolphins aren't just stressed and traveling in similar large groups. (I know that one can't learn biology from novels, but it's an interesting observation).
 

Kathleen B (37)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:27 am
Phil Wood: I liked your explanation, maybe they're having a huge meeting to decide what to do about all that Navy sonic boom experiments that kills both whales and dolphins.
 

Dee C (229)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:34 am
That is very interesting Phil..I think it very well could be stress..Sad isn't it..

But it must have been a breathtaking sight to see..
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:50 am
its so beautiful to see they are free and happy:) thanks for the article!!
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:31 am
Amazing.
 

Natalie V (28)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:35 pm
noted
 

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:43 am
Noted thanks Dee
 

MmAway M (519)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:15 pm
Thank you sweetie....What a site it was on TV. Would of loved to see it in person! That would be a delightful Memory!
 

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:32 pm
Fantastic site!!!!!! Thanks for the forward Diane!
 
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