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[Merged] Dolphin 'mega-pod' spotted off San Diego


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#16    Merc14

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

My son, 6 at the time and I were on the beach in Virginia when a pod of dolphins herded a large school of fish into the beach area and then did a little feeding frenzy.  It was amazing as the dolphins were just 50 feet away from us and the fish were all around us jumping and splashing.  We could put our heads underwater and hear the dolphins communicatiing with each other as they herded the fish into the shoreline.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

They are going to war...


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Wow, that's a massive number.
I wonder if they know something we don't, yet.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

Arise Poseidon and call to your animals of the sea as the gathering is upon us,


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Hard to decide how unusual this is. Reference is made to a 'similar' event last year at about the same place and season, but with an 'unspecified' number of dolphins. If the previous 'super-pod' was 1000 or even 10,000 strong, that apparently still wouldn't come anywhere near what was seen this time.
Fish which serve as dolphin's food sometimes form huge 'shoals'. I'd have thought that the fellow making the report, apparently an experienced mariner, would have noticed if they were feeding, and so, advanced this explanation for their swarming.  
We know very little of what goes on in dolphin society or dolphin minds.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Wow what a sight wish i could have caught a glimpse of this!


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Went through 10 pages of Google  search results on dolphin super-pods. Nearly all items were about the recent San Diego CA reports. The few that weren't, were about super-pods of  100 to 2000 dolphins. There appears to be no precedent for super-pods of 100,000 dolphins, or anything close to it.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

Something definitely up there, they'er plotting something.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

It could be anything really. Animals can detect things in nature that we humans can not, this super pod could be in response to some type of change in the ocean that we are currently unaware of. Needless to say it would be a good idea for scientists to keep an eye on them just in case


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Prince Dolph and Princess Flipper are getting married, according to my sources.  :)


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

i m scared ! what if they eat all the fish :(


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

View PostEldorado, on 18 February 2013 - 09:54 PM, said:

Prince Dolph and Princess Flipper are getting married, according to my sources.  :)

What, and they didn't invite me? I'm offended.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

View Postblueandi, on 18 February 2013 - 02:39 PM, said:

Beats mice, or even worse, Vogons...
If this is the case then its very sad,
It maybe linked to the Climate Change that we are now experiencing all over the world since previous year.
Maybe they are changing their habitats due to the change in temperatures over the globe?
I mean its kind of hard to imagine for so so many dolphins to get together in such a collaborative group? (Maybe its possible, because I am not an expert saying here)
Maybe they all started changing their habitat and they met along the way?

Just found this -
"Climate Change is one of the biggest threats facing whales and dolphins today. The climate is changing fast: so fast that some whale and dolphin populations may be unable to adapt."
"Changes in sea temperature, freshening of seawater, sea level rise, loss of icy polar habitats and the decline of food sources are just some of the many threats posed by climate change."

Source - http://www.wdcs.org/...hange/index.php

Edited by Twinkle Arora is back, 19 February 2013 - 12:06 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

View PostTwinkle Arora is back, on 19 February 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

If this is the case then its very sad,
It maybe linked to the Climate Change that we are now experiencing all over the world since previous year.
Maybe they are changing their habitats due to the change in temperatures over the globe?
I mean its kind of hard to imagine for so so many dolphins to get together in such a collaborative group? (Maybe its possible, because I am not an expert saying here)
Maybe they all started changing their habitat and they met along the way?

Just found this -
"Climate Change is one of the biggest threats facing whales and dolphins today. The climate is changing fast: so fast that some whale and dolphin populations may be unable to adapt."
"Changes in sea temperature, freshening of seawater, sea level rise, loss of icy polar habitats and the decline of food sources are just some of the many threats posed by climate change."

Source - http://www.wdcs.org/...hange/index.php

Surprised it took two pages for someone to bring up this ridiculous theory. :w00t:

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

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View PostMerc14, on 19 February 2013 - 12:28 AM, said:

Surprised it took two pages for someone to bring up this ridiculous theory. :w00t:
Haha actually I just read the news so :P





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