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Shoreline Dolphin Pod
updated: Jan 08, 2014, 8:51 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Did anyone else see the huge group of dolphins yesterday? I looked out and thought there was a cloud shadow on the water, then realized it seemed to be moving west. I took my binoculars out with me to Shoreline Park and saw them leaping and cavorting along. There must have been hundreds of them. Then they changed direction and went back east. A small plane flew over and made a couple of passes (hope they got photos and share them.) And there was an SUP paddler right in the thick of them, that must have been awesome. Sure wish I could have gotten photos.

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 COMMENT 483334 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 08:56 AM

they were actually porpoises.

 

 COMMENT 483389 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 10:32 AM

334 - Highly doubtful they were porpoises. Most likely a big pod of bottlenose dolphins.

 

 COMMENT 483440 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 12:42 PM

They were with me the whole time. I will testify to this in court.

 

 COMMENT 483451P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 12:59 PM

I saw them when I was driving to Ventura from the 101.

 

 COMMENT 483561 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 05:26 PM

@338: yes, it was so cool; if you had seen them you would think so too.
389: it was a HUGE pod!
And the Pieface (fishing boat) was out there with them.

 

 LUCKY 777 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-08 11:41 PM

It is called a superpod, and yes, it is a phenomenal thing to see! Must have been a big food source out there too! Maybe time for grunion or some other small baitfish to be traveling through.............

 

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