You are here: Home Videos Mega Dolphin Pod Mega Dolphin Pod A mega dolphin pod was spotted off the coast of California last Thursday by a whale watching cruise. by Heather Carr February 19, 2013, 2:00 am A mega dolphin pod was spotted off the coast of California last Thursday by a whale watching cruise. The dolphins swam alongside the boat for about an hour. According to Capt. Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises, the pod was about five miles wide and seven miles long. Perhaps 100,000 dolphins swam with the pod. Dolphins are social animals, but usually swim in groups of less than two hundred. A quick perusal of YouTube shows that while forming mega pods may not be the usual way for dolphins to behave, it’s not terribly unusual, either. According to the Ocean Institute, common dolphins (the species these dolphins most likely belong to) sometimes form groups of five thousand or more. This video shows the dolphins swimming much closer together than in most mega pods. There do seem to be more of them. What likely brought the dolphins together was an abundance of prey in one location. In the video, you can see seabirds flying above the dolphins, waiting for the leftovers. See more Previous article Added Sugars: Could Disclosure Force Companies to Use Less? Next article Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain – Food Sovereignty Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.