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Re: Sailing With Dolphins!
A couple of weeks ago offshore about 100 nm west of Sarasota, we had an interesting experience. The swells that came to tell us a gale was on it's way (8-10' according to the bouys) arrived just before dark. So did the largest pod of dolphins I have ever seen, at least 50 of them.
They would swim up into the swells as they passed near the boat, to get a good look at the occupants. It was US that was in the aquarium. They took turns riding up the swells and eyeballing us for many miles, until well after dark when the conditions deteriorated rapidly.
Seems like they can't resist the sound of a sailboat pushing a bow wave, but neither can I.