27 September 2012

Video: A dolphin "super-pod" encounter just off Cape Town (South Africa)

Have you ever seen a so-called "super-pod" of dolphins? Photographer Chase Jarvis and explorer Mike Horn encountered such a rare "super-pod" of thousands of dolphins about an hour’s sail south of Cape Town in August 2012, took their cameras out and filmed it. Amazing! Kudos Chase & Mike!

Dolphins are known to form temporary groups or "pods", typically consisting of 2-15 animals, while hunting or defending themselves and their pod. The size of an individual pod is usually related to the availability of food and the size and openness and depth of their environment. In areas of high food availability (and enough space), such "normal" pods can temporarily join together to form a so-called "super-pod", with a size exceeding 1,000 dolphins.

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