Southern California

Dolphin Stampede Dazzles Off Southern California Coast

"Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins per square mile of anywhere on earth," according to Captain Dave's Safari.

Stacie Fox/DolphinSafari.com

In delightful new video captured off the Southern California coast, about 400 dolphins put on a show for whale watchers.

In a delightful new video captured off the Southern California coast, about 400 dolphins put on a show for whale watchers.

Sunday morning, the catamaran Manute'a, operated by Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari, had front row seats to dolphins leaping and splashing in the waters off the Dana Point coast.

"Southern California has the greatest density of dolphins per square mile of anywhere on earth," according to Captain Dave's Safari.

Common dolphins weigh about 170 pounds and measure six feet in length.

During this tip, whale watchers also got to take in the unusual sight of a gray whale earlier in the season.

See the video below.