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I had to share a post by David Kanigan on Lead.Learn.Live. Perhaps it’s my upbringing in Micronesia in the South Pacific, but this giant pod of dolphins brought tears to my eyes — so utterly beautiful and inspiring. As the witness says at the end of the video: “Once you’ve lived that experience, it obviously leaves a trace in your mind… you’re marked forever. And from that moment, you just want to protect that natural beauty.”

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Sailors capture spectacular footage of rare dolphin super pod encounter

“They were aboard Horn’s 110-foot sailboat off Cape Town, South Africa, when perhaps as many as 10,000 common dolphins appeared around their boat, swimming in what’s sometimes referred to as stampede behavior.  “At first, on the horizon, we noticed what appeared to be a giant ball of bait fish…The water boiled for literally a mile in every direction … only as it approached at the speed of a swift wave did we see first a nose, then another, then a dorsal fin and then a thousand of them, then more…Only then did we realize we were experiencing the rare ‘super pod’ of dolphins. Not dozens, not hundreds, but thousands of them — so thick you could have walked across their backs had they been game for it.”
~ The GrindTV Blog

Thank you Susan for the share.

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    October 2, 2012
    • Totally awe-inspiring… Took my breath away.

      October 2, 2012
  2. oh! I have sailed with dolphins in my bow wake, but to be among 10,000!!! Thank you so much for sharing this, FeyGirl!

    October 2, 2012
    • Can you imagine? I grew up in the South Pacific, where we had dolphins… But to see so many? I don’t kid when I say it brought tears to my eyes!

      October 2, 2012
      • I do believe you.

        You know all those people we want to send on Special Vacations? We should send ’em to something like this–to get perspective on our relative (un)importance helps cure The Stupids.

        October 2, 2012
      • Hahaha! You know, if THIS doesn’t put the world’s creatures and the beautiful harmony of all-that-is in perspective… WHAT CAN? I love it. 🙂

        October 2, 2012
      • I feel a booming business coming on! A new kinda “community service” penalty.

        October 3, 2012
      • LOVE IT! 🙂

        October 4, 2012
      • Oh dear–see how you are?! hahahahahahaha

        October 4, 2012
  3. One of many of my dreams. Thank you for sharing I re-blogged too.

    October 2, 2012
    • It’s an awesome, thoroughly soul-lifting sight to see just one, or a few… But this sight? I can’t fathom. You can tell these men were affected. 🙂

      October 2, 2012
  4. I got chills watching this video, and the quote that you mentioned, so moving. Oops, here come the chills again. So marvelous !

    October 2, 2012
    • Honestly, I wept… It’s so incredibly moving. And it’s obvious the men were equally touched. Growing up where we did, we saw a few here and there, accompanying our boats… But this? WOW. Cosmic.

      October 3, 2012
  5. Oh, how very very beautiful. I remember being stalked by sharks in Australia when a couple of dolphins started hopping over the catamaran I was in and chased away the shark. So lovely!

    October 5, 2012
    • YES!!! We had the same activities happen where I grew up, halfway between Australia and Hawaii (in Micronesia). Dolphins often chased sharks away from people — people don’t realize the POWER of their backends and flippers. They can really do some damage when the put their minds to it, usually in protection-mode.

      Such amazing animals. I can’t fathom witnessing this firsthand!

      October 18, 2012
  6. Brilliant re blog. couldn’t agree with you more!

    October 6, 2012
    • So wonderful, isn’t it? I’m glad you enjoyed as much as I did. ♥

      October 18, 2012
  7. What a wonderful experience it must be to see those dolphins!
    Thanks for sharing this video 🙂

    October 6, 2012
    • I’m so happy you enjoyed as much as I did! Can you imagine witnessing such a sight firsthand? Sigh…. 🙂

      October 18, 2012
  8. Wow….amazing and got me all teary!!! I can only imagine what it was like for them! Thank you for posting, reblogging!

    October 26, 2012
    • DITTO! I grew up in Micronesia, WAY out there in the Pacific. And I still got teary-eyed. Can you fathom witnessing this?!?

      October 26, 2012
      • I would probably have jumped in the water as it would be that or jump out of my skin with excitement lol! Amazing!

        October 26, 2012
  9. Reblogged this on saymberblondi and commented:
    After watching the story of the dolphin Winter the other night (Dolphins Tale) I have revisited memories from living in Florida. We use to go fishing and I can remember vividly when I saw a dolphin come WAAAAY in shore to hunt right next to me! This got me teary (surprise right?!)

    October 26, 2012

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