Re: Interesting dolphin activity

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Posted by Patrick on June 04, 2007 at 08:56:48:

In Reply to: Interesting dolphin activity posted by Jeff Shaw on June 03, 2007 at 19:09:46:


On at least two occasions Iíve observed pods of dolphin act in a manner similar to what you report. In both of my observed events, the pod would circle an area approx. 20-foot diameter with a lot of splashing and crashing around the perimeter. Periodically, one of the dolphin would break from the outer ring and charge across the center of the circle, form up in the circle again or the other side and it would continue. Often as the individuals charged across the center of the dolphin circle, I could see small bait fish (anchovies, sardines, grunion?) boil across the surface. It seemed fairly obvious that this was a group effort at feeding for the pod. And pretty damníd effective too, I might add. Better than most lines at Micky-Dís.

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