Monday, June 26, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Dolphin 'mega-pod' spotted off San Diego

Posted on Monday, 18 February, 2013 | Comment icon 45 comments


Image credit: NOAA

 
An abnormally large group of 100,000 dolphins has been sighted swimming off the coast of California.

The 'mega-pod' was reported by cruise ship captain Joe Dutra who described it as five miles wide and seven miles long. While dolphins are known to travel in groups of up to 200, a pod of 100,000 or more is highly unusual. "They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see," said Dutra. "I’ve seen a lot of stuff here... but this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever."

Marine experts were unable to determine exactly what brought so many of the creatures together in one place and considered the spectacle a once-in-a-lifetime event. "You had to be there to experience it," Dutra added. "It was truly spectacular."

"A massive pod of dolphins was spotted off the San Diego coast on Thursday by a boat captain."

  View: Full article

 Source: The Inquisitr


  Discuss: View comments (45)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #36 Posted by Zero Fox FK on 19 February, 2013, 19:39
They're building an Army... the Simpsons were right!
Comment icon #37 Posted by pallidin on 20 February, 2013, 5:23
Sounds like a good survival strategy. I''m not sure even a well armed soldier could fight, say,100,000 pooping puppy dogs.
Comment icon #38 Posted by dreamgoddess2011 on 20 February, 2013, 11:27
Maybe New Submarine technology sonar affecting dolphins?
Comment icon #39 Posted by Professor T on 23 February, 2013, 6:10
A Super mega-pod' of dolphins has been spotted off San Diego coast.. So long... & thanks for all the fish.. Guests aboard the boat started screaming and pointing when they first saw the school of adult and juvenile common dolphins. Dutra estimated there were about 100,000 dolphins swimming in the area. “They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of stuff out here… but this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever.” http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/17/16994814-super-mega-pod-of-dolphins-spotted-off-san-diego-coast?li... [More]
Comment icon #40 Posted by QuiteContrary on 23 February, 2013, 6:49
How fortunate to be in the middle of it!
Comment icon #41 Posted by Professor T on 23 February, 2013, 7:11
I was once in the middle of a pod of maybe 20-30... That was awesome.. To find one's self in the middle of a pod of 100,000 or more... That would be just freaky..
Comment icon #42 Posted by EllJay on 23 February, 2013, 12:40
Prince Dolph and Princess Flipper are getting married, according to my sources. Will they keep the last name Lundgren by any chance?
Comment icon #43 Posted by EllJay on 23 February, 2013, 12:45
Here is a nice encounter as well. They even changed their course to follow the surfer. Must have felt kind of amazing having them jumping like that all around you.
Comment icon #44 Posted by venom012 on 26 February, 2013, 1:29
Dolphins = humans of the sea. We just found out they name themselves.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Sakari on 26 February, 2013, 1:47
They were getting as far away as possible from this guy.........


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5932854
255206
167825

 
Laser beam is 'as bright as a billion suns'
6-26-2017
The high-powered Diocles Laser in Nebraska is changing the way that scientists look at the universe.
SpaceX launches two rockets within 48 hours
6-26-2017
The double launch showcased the private space firm's ability to scale up and manage multiple launches.
Anonymous: 'NASA to announce alien life'
6-26-2017
The hacktivist group has suggested that NASA may be on the verge of making a very important announcement.
Deer filmed engaging in bizarre 'slap fight'
6-25-2017
Footage recorded by a wildlife camera in Tennessee shows two whitetail bucks slapping each other silly.
Other news in this category
Deer filmed engaging in bizarre 'slap fight'
Posted 6-25-2017 | 29 comments
Footage recorded by a wildlife camera in Tennessee shows two whitetail bucks slapping each other silly....
 
Amazing creatures found 4km beneath the sea
Posted 6-21-2017 | 8 comments
Scientists have revealed some of the weird and wonderful animals that live in Australia's eastern abyss....
 
Cats were first domesticated 9,000 years ago
Posted 6-19-2017 | 14 comments
A major new study has revealed how cats went from wild animals to one of mankind's closest friends....
 
Two-headed porpoise caught in the North Sea
Posted 6-15-2017 | 9 comments
Discovered off the coast of the Netherlands, the specimen is the first of its kind ever found....
 
What is the oldest living thing on Earth ?
Posted 6-12-2017 | 24 comments
When it comes to extremely long-lived life forms, trees and plants beat animals hands down every time....
 
Ravens are capable of spotting unfair deals
Posted 6-10-2017 | 5 comments
A new research paper has revealed that ravens and crows can determine whether or not a deal is fair....
 
Man helps to free tangled 'squirrel king'
Posted 5-30-2017 | 7 comments
Andrew Day had been visiting family when he encountered four squirrels with their tails tied together....
 
Great Barrier Reef bleaching is getting worse
Posted 5-29-2017 | 2 comments
Scientists have conceded that the outlook for the world's largest coral reef is looking increasingly grim....
 
Some snakes are now known to hunt in packs
Posted 5-26-2017 | 17 comments
Scientists have revealed that some species of snake have learned how to co-operate and hunt in groups....
 
Whales only became huge relatively recently
Posted 5-24-2017 | 13 comments
They may be giants of the deep today, but blue whales only gained their huge size 2-3 million years ago....
 
Why do flamingos stand on only one leg ?
Posted 5-24-2017 | 14 comments
Scientists have determined that flamingos prefer to stand on one leg as it helps them conserve energy....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ