The dolphins are freaking out off the coast of San Diego where there has been a spotting of a long ‘super mega-pod’ of 100,000 dolphin. A group of over 100,000 dolphins spotted off the coast of San Diego caused a spectacle for nature watchers as they traveled together in an enormous pack.
Dolphins typically travel in groups of anywhere between 15 and 200 which are called pods but this was a pod of unprecedented size that stretched for about 7 miles and was about 5 miles wide.
Experts are unable to pinpoint any specific reason as to why so many of the mammals were traveling together on this particular night.
‘They’re definitely social animals, they stick together in small groups. But sometimes, the schools come together,’ marine expert Sarah Wilkin told NBC.
While it does seem like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a very similar flock of thousands of dolphins were seen swimming together at the end of February in 2012, an unspecified group of dolphins was spotted swimming about 65 miles north of San Diego, implying that there may be an unacknowledged migratory pattern.
We aren’t sure about the migratory pattern, but it sure makes us think of a certain book.
Check out the video below taken by Dana Wharf Whale Watching it was taken Feb 23, 2012 out of Dana Point.