As we’ve written before, we’re not sure if we should be scared of dolphins or not. So we don’t quite know what to make of this “super mega-pod” of dolphins sighted off the San Diego coastline. It was seven miles long, five miles wide, and it contained an estimated 100,000 dolphins.
[Captain Joe] Dutra said the boat tour followed the pod for more than an hour and said he’s never seen anything like it.
“When you see something that is honestly truly beyond belief,” the captain said. …
“They were coming from all directions, you could see them from as far as the eye can see,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of stuff out here … but this is the biggest I’ve ever seen, ever.” …
“You had to be there to experience it,” he said. “It was truly spectacular.”
Truly spectacular? Or truly terrifying? What was this super mega-pod doing there exactly? Feasting on sardines and squid? Or planning to take over the world from the humans, who’ve at last proved themselves incapable of being in charge?
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