Dolphins are amazing creatures. I saw something similar to the "dolphin stampede" in the video. We were southwest of Bermuda
, on the way to the BVI from Virginia. Just at sundown, hundreds of dolphins came directly at us from all different directions, leaping out of the water
. It seemed like they spent more time in the air than in the water
. They circled our boat, checked us out thoroughly, and then left as quickly as they had appeared.
Here's another dolphin story, one that moved me greatly.
Friends of ours on the creek where we lived in Virginia were great sailors--they both absolutely loved to sail. She developed cancer, and after a long battle, she succumbed to the disease. Her wish was to be cremated and her ashes sprinkled on the Bay. Her family
honored her wish.
As their boat motored out of the mouth of our little creek into the Bay, a pod of dolphins appeared, and took up station on each side of the bow. They stayed with the boat until it reached the spot several miles out, at which the ashes were to be committed to the Bay. When the boat slowed, they disappeared.
We almost never see dolphins that close to shore, but they were there on that day. Who knows why...