DANA POINT, Calif. — It was a rare, breathtaking sight: In a flash, a pod of about 1,000 common dolphins began a stampede, churning across the blue-gray waters off Dana Point at a rapid pace.
Dave Anderson, the captain of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, said that in the decades he’s spent on the water and out among Southern California’s dense dolphin population, it’s a phenomenon he’s encountered only rarely.
Yet last weekend, it happened again … and it happened twice: once on Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday morning. Boat hands captured Sunday’s stampede on video.