'Dolphin stampede'

‘Dolphin stampede’

Hundreds of dolphins ‘stampede’ off coast of Orange County

Quite a sight off Dana Point…a dolphin stampede! This video comes to us from ‘Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari’.

The people on this catamaran tour sure got more than their money’s worth!

The behavior is commonly referred to as a dolphin stampede, according to a YouTube post by the company.

“This breathtaking behavior can happen at any time and without any apparent cause,” the post stated.

The dolphin stampede happened without any apparent cause.

According to the post, “porpoising is the fastest mode of travel for dolphins because there is less resistance in air than water.”

Dana Point is known as one of the best places to see dolphin, but this is really extraordinary.

dolphin stampede

dolphin stampede

dolphin stampede

dolphin stampede

There are an estimated 450,000 common dolphins that swim off the coast of Southern California, Anderson said.