A pod of 100,000 dolphins spotted off of San Diego (amazing video)

UPDATE: This was on NBC News tonight, so it’s for real.  I’ve got the NBC video, below. There’s a pod of as many as 100,000 dolphins swimming off the coast of San Diego at the moment, and nobody knows why.

Every year the dolphins do this, to a degree, but not this many at one time.

NBC 7 in San Diego has a stunning photo of the dolphins – you can see it here.

The video below was taken from a boat tour – it’s odd that the only video popping is a terribly bad one, in terms of resolution. No one on the boat used a phone beyond circa 2010 to film the dolphins?  If you search for other videos, you get the usual YouTube mess of people stealing each other’s videos and reposting them – how hard is it for YouTube to stop this fro happening, really? – but not any other videos of the dolphins.

Here is NBC’s broadcast tonight about this.

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Below is the Youtube video of the dolphins, and here are a few of other recent dolphin stories – there have been some amazing ones.

Amazing video of injured dolphin seeking help from scuba divers
Dolphins form life raft with their bodies to help dying dolphin breathe (video)
The dolphins at Sea World are making bubble rings and playing with them
Video: Beachgoers rescue pod of 30 dolphins
VIDEO: Cat nuzzles up to dolphins (dolphins nuzzles up to cat) – wonderful video – this one is beyond amazing:
cat nuzzling dolphins

And here is the super-pod off of San Diego – hopefully higher-resolution video will be forthcoming:

Here’s the ABC news broadcast – it’s about the dolphins of San Diego generally, not necessarily this week’s huge dolphin pod. ABC oddly doesn’t date its videos – there’s no date on the page anywhere. This video could be from years ago – who knows. It’s always been a pet peeve of mine, when media companies don’t date their material. Anyway, it’s a nice broadcast.

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