Dolphins. Superpod. (Like 10,000)


Sailors capture spectacular footage of rare dolphin super pod encounter

“They were aboard Horn’s 110-foot sailboat off Cape Town, South Africa, when perhaps as many as 10,000 common dolphins appeared around their boat, swimming in what’s sometimes referred to as stampede behavior.  “At first, on the horizon, we noticed what appeared to be a giant ball of bait fish…The water boiled for literally a mile in every direction … only as it approached at the speed of a swift wave did we see first a nose, then another, then a dorsal fin and then a thousand of them, then more…Only then did we realize we were experiencing the rare ‘super pod’ of dolphins. Not dozens, not hundreds, but thousands of them — so thick you could have walked across their backs had they been game for it.”
~ The GrindTV Blog


Thank you Susan for the share.

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  1. How perfectly lovely…what a smile maker! Thanks!

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  2. Well…that was beautiful. 🙂

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  3. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    That would be SO COOL to be able to do that. Guess you’d have to be a dolphin, though. Does this count as beginning to experience animals?

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  4. 🙂

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  5. That is incredible! I can only imagine what an experience for those guys that have sailed for so long.

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  6. Wow wow wow…Did I say wow yet? I love the comment about being marked forever if you’ve seen something like this.

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  7. Amazing..just amazing – I would love to see something like this in person. Until then, thank you for my Jaques Cousteau moment.

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  8. Left a trace in my soul and that was just the video version. Can only begin to imagine what that must have been like to actually be there … the amazing beauty, grace, pure awesomeness of our world leaves me speechless sometimes. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Brings tears to my eyes, they’re just so amazing… WOW. Love them. Thanks so much for sharing this, I hadn’t seen it. ♥

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  10. Reblogged this on Serenity Spell and commented:
    I had to share this, posted by David Kanigan on Lead.Learn.Live. Perhaps it’s my upbringing in the South Pacific, but this giant pod of dolphins brought tears to my eyes — so utterly beautiful and inspiring. As the witness says at the end of the video: “Once you’ve lived that experience, it obviously leaves a trace in your mind… you’re marked forever. And from that moment, you just want to protect that natural beauty.”

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  11. QUITE SPECTACULAR!!! LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE CURIOUS TO KNOW WHERE YOU WERE GOING AND MAYBE TAG ALONG A BIT!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

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  12. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, no matter who you are – when you come across a sight like this you STOP. And you are suddenly joyful.

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  13. Had no idea such a thing existed, but man, is that cool!!! And as many have remarked, the comment about experiencing such a phenomenon and being changed is so true….. 🙂

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  14. Alex Jones says:

    What a beautiful experience.

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