Oookay, so here are some things that I found out!
Before I called the cruise company I read through the threads on the dolphins.
Someone had posted a link to the same video on youtube but it was dated 2/23/12!
It was the same one, even had the little spit of land at 1:05!
So I almost didn't bother calling, but I thought what the heck,
I didn't get to be this old without taking any chances!!!
I talked to a very nice lady who said they did see the mega pod last week.
It's not a normal occurrence, they may never see one like that again!
It was 5 x 7 miles long just like the video said!
They were feeding, but she didn't know which way they were going.
She offered to connect me to the captain! (Sure, why not!!!)
He was very nice too. Said they never saw a pod like that & dolphins don't migrate per say.
Told me what they saw today, only a few different kinds of whales & a few dolphins & porpoises.
He said they are pretty sure the dolphins were feeding, because of all the birds that were around.
Sea birds follow fish, they know where to find them. Fishermen know to look for birds to find fish.
(There were birds in the video!)
He didn't know which way they were going either, he wasn't on that cruise that day! Aaaah! Dead end!
There was also a link in one of the dolphin threads to an article about salps washing up on the Washington coast.
No one has ever seen them there before. Not even the crabbers. (They look like squished mice to me!)
Even a marine expert had never seen one before. He said they are coming north,
to an area that wasn't habitable for them before. People in California have found them too!
1.) Why was the same video on youtube dated 2/23/12?
Did they just use it because nobody filmed the pod on 2/14/13, as someone suggested?
That would explain why the sun was so low on the horizon, compared to the time quoted in the article.
But then that would mean it happened last year too, so not so unusual!
2.) Both the mega pod of dolphins & the salps were something that no one ever saw before.
(In their lifetimes anyway!)
3.) Dolphins would be feeding even if they were traveling. That doesn't mean they weren't on the run too!
4.) It just raised more questions! Have to keep our eyes open for more 'oddities' that could tie this together!
Hmmm...I wonder if dolphins eat salps??? I couldn't find any info on that!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...I've been having a hard time sleeping too!
Only three hours last night, 2 hours the night before! Something is definitely going on!
When I finally did manage to get to sleep, I would jerk awake, like a startle reflex!
And I'm sooo hungry! Probably a survival instinct. Can't fall asleep while I'm eating!!!
Was feeling antsy earlier, not anymore though.
Hubby is a crabby pants tonight & oldest daughter was getting there too,
but hung up before it showed too much! First time this year though!
Nothing unusual with the cats right now. Old cat was under the desk last night though!
Sigh! Too many pieces in this puzzle!
How is everyone else tonight???
ETA: They just showed a clip of the video on Inside Edition! They called it a 'super mega pod'!!!
Interviewed the captain. It said there was a smaller mega pod last month in the area too!
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