‘Stampede’ of 1,000 dolphins is captured on camera in front of a baffled tourist boat in California

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Tourists get the experience of a lifetime as a group of A THOUSAND dolphins ‘by storm’ next to their boat off the coast of California

  • The spectacle took place on March 14 off the coast of Dana Point, California
  • Images shared by the Dana Point Whale Watching group show as the group races side by side and getting in and out of the water
  • Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours
  • Dolphins normally travel in groups under 200; it is not known why groups of dolphins run wild, but it is thought to be related to food or a threat to predators
  • Dolphins move fastest during porpoises because there is less resistance in the air

A ‘stampede’ of 1,000 dolphins has been captured on camera in front of a baffled boat of tourists in California.

The spectacle took place on March 14 off the coast of Dana Point, California.

Images shared by the Dana Point Whale Watching group show as the group races side by side and gets in and out of the water.

When the group posted the clip online, the group wrote, “This behavior is known as the Dolphin Stampede, we were the first location to come up with the phrase.”

They added: ‘The dolphins rise so fast that they raise the water and make it white water, you can hear them swimming through the running water.

“They are so graceful, even in the frenzied demeanor, and we are so amazed to see them right off our coast.”

A stampede of 1,000 dolphins has been captured on camera in front of a baffled boat of tourists in California.  The spectacle took place on March 14 off the coast of Dana Point, California

A stampede of 1,000 dolphins has been captured on camera in front of a baffled boat of tourists in California. The spectacle took place on March 14 off the coast of Dana Point, California

Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours.

Dolphins normally travel in groups under 200. It is not known why groups of dolphins run wild, but they are thought to be associated with food or a threat to predators.

Dolphins move fastest during porpoises out of the water, because there is less resistance in air than in water.

The Dana Point Whale Watching group added, “Dolphin rejections happen spontaneously and can occur at any time of the year.

Southern California has the highest density of dolphins per square mile of anywhere in the world. This includes nearly 450,000 common dolphins, the species in this video, as well as several other dolphin species.

“Dana Point is one of the best places in the world to see large megapods that can number up to 10,000 in herds.”

Images shared by the Dana Point Whale Watching group show as the group races side by side and gets in and out of the water.  When the group posted the clip online, the group wrote, 'This behavior is known as the Dolphin Stampede, we were the first location to come up with the phrase'

Images shared by the Dana Point Whale Watching group show as the group races side by side and gets in and out of the water.  When the group posted the clip online, the group wrote, 'This behavior is known as the Dolphin Stampede, we were the first location to come up with the phrase'

Images shared by the Dana Point Whale Watching group show as the group races side by side and gets in and out of the water. When the group posted the clip online, the group wrote, ‘This behavior is known as the Dolphin Stampede, we were the first location to come up with the phrase’

Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours

Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours

Those on board the boat are said to have watched the dolphins for four hours

In August last year, some 300 dolphins were caught on camera at the same spot.

Captain Dave’s Whale Watching Safari then said, “The dolphins are thought to be able to evade a predator such as killer whales, race to capture a food source, or meet another group of dolphins.”

Seeing dolphins off the coast of Orange County is not uncommon.

A dolphin capsule that went haywire near Laguna Beach made headlines around the world in 2019.

Dolphins normally travel in groups under 200. It is not known why groups of dolphins run wild, but they are thought to be associated with food or a threat to predators.

Dolphins normally travel in groups under 200. It is not known why groups of dolphins run wild, but they are thought to be associated with food or a threat to predators.

Dolphins normally travel in groups under 200. It is not known why groups of dolphins run wild, but they are thought to be associated with food or a threat to predators.

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