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Super Mega Pod of Dolphins spotted off San Diego Coast!

Super Mega Pod of Dolphins spotted off San Diego Coast!

A pod of dolphins is a group of up to a dozen dolphins swimming together. A super pod is a much larger group, sometimes over a thousand dolphins. And a super mega-pod, well, that sounds like an escape vehicle from a 70s sci-fi movie. Actually, it was estimated that the enormous aggregation, which was spotted 7 miles from the coast of San Diego, spanned well over 35 square miles and contained about 100,000 dolphins. Can you imagine the amount of underwater communication in that scenario? We wish we were there with our SM2M+ Submersible bioacoustics recorder to catch the chatter!

More details and a picture of the super mega-pod

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