Posted by Farallon on November 11, 2003 at 06:53:21:
In Reply to: question: dolphins hitchhiking GE posted by orangeroughy on November 10, 2003 at 19:55:19:
From my understanding they are riding on the pressure wave created by the boat which pushes them along. Similar to riding a breaking wave on the shore.
I'm no expert on dolphins but to me it appears that they do it for fun & maybe an easy ride from time to time. I have seen them make a 180 to come ride my bow wave, so this leads me to think it was for fun.
I do worry that some day one is going to get into my prop and get killed.
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