Spotted off the coast of San Diego: an enormous swarm of short-beaked dolphins, about seven miles long and five miles wide. An estimated 100,000 dolphins swam together.
Why such an incredibly large group would show up in one location is a mystery. Dolphins typically travel in groups of anywhere between 15 and 200, which are called pods — this is a “super mega pod.”
My guess is social media. Dolphins are social animals, communicate with one another with sounds and body language, and, who knows, maybe they have their own Internet. A dolphin tweeted, “Hey, a feast here & weather’s great! Let’s party!” and it went viral.
100,000 Dolphins Are Partying Without Us Off the Coast of California by Lindy West on Jezebel.
If the dolphins decide to come ashore, here’s what happens…
And there’s also this dolphin news…
Dolphin Approaches Hawaiian Divers For Help After Fishing Hook Embedded In Fin click link to see video