Last week a whale-watching guide captured an incredible stampede of 300 dolphins off the coast of Dana Point in Los Angeles. The hundreds of mammals surprised the tour group that happened to be in the right place at the right time to witness the rare event.
In the video, the expedition’s captain Dave says, “It’s not known exactly what causes common dolphins to stampede. It’s thought that the dolphins could be evading a predator such as orcas, racing to catch a food source, or meeting up with another pod of dolphins. Dolphin stampedes can happen without warning or anything frightening them. They’re not scared of the boat.”