Rare ‘Dolphin Stampede’ Off California Coast Goes Viral on YouTube [VIDEO]

What do you get when a thousand dolphins swim furiously off the Southern Californian coast like a herd of wild horses? You get a video of a beautiful “dolphin stampede” that’s gone viral on YouTube.

Dolphin Safari whale watchers witnessed the rare phenomenon recently, and the footage of it has so far attracted close to 400,000 views. The dolphin stampede occurred off the coast of Dana Point, which, according to Dolphin Safari, has “the greatest density of oceanic dolphins per square mile of anywhere in the world.”

The description to the dolphin stampede video notes that the phenomenon has happened twice recently, and adds: “The line of wild dolphins could be seen from miles away churning up the water and, to the delight of whale watching passengers and crew aboard Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari, the dolphins turned and stampeded directly over to the boat. Often this unusual behavior happens without warning or anything frightening them as was the case this time.”

Watch the magnificent sight of a 1,000-strong dolphin pod enthrall passengers and crew alike in the video below.

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