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Dolphin pods spotted off Alicante coast

BayRadio | October 14, 2020

Sea-lovers watched as groups of up to 10 dolphins swarmed their boats off the coast of Guardamar del Segura.

A group of dolphins – known as a ‘pod’ – have have gone viral after onlookers filmed them chasing their boat.

Rosana Aldeguer‘s videos which were shared on Saturday afternoon on MeteOrihuela have now been reposted over 10,000 times.

Grupo de delfines frente a Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) 10-10-2020

¡Guau, maravilloso! 🐬😊 Esta tarde (10/10/2020), grupo de #delfines frente a la costa de #GuardamarDelSegura (#Alicante). Recuerden que si los avistan desde una embarcación, es conveniente reducir la velocidad a menos de cuatro nudos o directamente parar el motor. Vídeo grabado por Rosana Aldeguer.

Posted by MeteOrihuela on Saturday, 10 October 2020

Pods of dolphins following boats is not unusual behaviour. They love the feeling of the wake left by speed boats on their stomach. Often they will follow in large groups.

For their safety, MeteOrihuela recommends that boats slow their speed to 4 knots or stop the engine entirely.

Dolphins regularly migrate in and out the Mediterranean Sea through the Gibraltar Strait every year.

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