30 Aug '13, 9pm

Dolphins filmed having fun with a blue whale (Video)

Dolphins filmed having fun with a blue whale (Video)

The ocean might seem solely a perilous place, where countless marine creatures are endlessly fighting for survival in the dark depths. But as it turns out, for our seagoing mammalian counterparts at least, life among the waves isn't harsh enough to keep from having a good time. Recently, Dolphin Safari tour operator Captain Dave Anderson and his crew filmed a remarkable sight off the coast of Dana Point, California -- a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins engaged in a bit of playtime with a massive blue whale. It may be a little hard to see in the video, but Anderson tells the Dana Point Patch that the dolphins appeared to be, in effect, 'surfing' on the wave generated by the 80-foot whale swimming along the surface of the water. "This type of surfing behavior is usually seen when dolphins ride the pressure wave created in front of a boat. However, this time the dolphins were ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/whale-and-dolp...

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