Dolphin 'Superpod' Amazes Ferry Passengers

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Dolphins have a reputation for being friendly, but no one was expecting this. A "superpod" of nearly 1,000 dolphins surprised a group ferry passengers traveling the Strait of Georgia on the western coast of Canada last week.



Passengers on the British Columbia ferry responded by whipping out their smartphones and filming the scene. The gathering was especially shocking to locals who are not used to seeing this kind of wildlife so far north.

"I've never seen anything like this before," Rob Maguire, the man who filmed the dolphins, told Global News. "The last time I saw an orca or dolphin was more than 15 years ago."


According to the Daily Mail, the pod of dolphins was made up of Pacific white-sided dolphins. This species is known to travel in pods anywhere from 50 to 2,000 large, but experts say seeing a pod over 200 is extremely rare, especially outside of coastal waters.

The dolphins posed for photos for several minutes before swimming off together and out of sight. The animals left a lasting impression on the travelers, who talked about the sighting for the rest of the ride, with a few passengers even brought to tears.

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Tia

I think it's more than a coincidence that they were in super pods near Vancouver not even a week before the Typhoon sweeping over the Philippines. There is more than meets the eye with these intelligent beings!

November 07 2013 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
therhiamon

I am seriously concerned about this-dophins aren't normally that far NRTH and its a SUPERPOD-that along with th dead oarfish along the same coast-it all suffest pockets or heavy war m water fromJap nuclear plant meltdowns

November 07 2013 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Tia

Look up the Haiyan Typhoon!

November 07 2013 at 9:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carol

They're coming over to play with the boat! We see them off So Cal all the time. Have you seen spinner dolphins in Hawaii? Beautiful!

November 07 2013 at 9:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
goodgrief61945

The pink one wasn't with the group.

November 06 2013 at 11:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gghinmass

Amazing loving animals.

November 06 2013 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amlngn

And it is so grand our US Navy is killing all this beautiful sea life with Sonar submarines.

November 06 2013 at 9:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomas2878

Dolphins are awesome.......but what I want to know is did anyone see any mermaids in the water with them???

November 06 2013 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stevetrueheart

Large pods (easily over 1000) in Sea of Cortez, just east of Baja .... see them A LOT!!!

November 06 2013 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tarallyr

The pink dolphin is in calcasieu river system in southwest Louisiana and is a true albino, not related to the amazon species that is grey and pink

November 06 2013 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vimala Nowlis

You see large "pods" off Hawaii all the time. It was awsome!!!

November 06 2013 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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