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Dolphin stampede off Dana Point caught on cam

February 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A stampede of dolphins was spotted off the coast of Dana Point, and it was all caught on tape.

An estimated 500 to 2,000 common dolphins were seen racing a whale-watching boat operated by Dana Wharf.

Daily sights of common dolphins are not rare, but seeing such a large group swimming together is definitely out of the ordinary.

These dolphins are known for chasing after boats, often from great distances, to swim in their wakes and leap alongside them.