Boat Glides Among Stampeding Dolphins on California Coast

A large pod of dolphins were joined by a small vessel as they stampeded through the waters off the coast of Dana Point, California, footage shared to YouTube shows.

This video, captured by Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching, a boat tour agency based in the area, and posted online on April 26, shows the boat, with two people aboard, gliding along with the dolphins.

The video caption indicates that “hundreds” of dolphins were present at the time.

The caption adds that, with a large dolphin population present in the Dana Point waters, these types of stampedes “happen spontaneously and can occur anytime throughout the year”. Credit: Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching via Storyful

Video transcript

- It could be that they're chasing fish, if they have a nice group of fish they're chasing down. It could be about predators in the area. Or-- bottlenose Dolphins kind of tend to bully these guys. So if there's a pod of bottlenose they'll take off to avoid them.



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