Last Wednesday January 29 4pm (Pacific Standard Time) hundreds of dolphins were seen swimming inside the far end of Marina Del Rey, California; the largest man made marina in the world. Boat owners and other spectators has never seen this many dolphins gathering in one place in southern California but as people were flocking in amazement and taking pictures, Doug a marine enthusiast says; “Some things not right here!”; soon enough the amazement turned into sympathy.
Dolphins are known to be very sociable mammals but their behavior last Wednesday suggested otherwise; dolphins were bumping to each other, hitting boats, seemed disoriented, digging into the sand and mixing the sand in the water. People began to realize that these dolphins were in distress trying to find a safe spot in the water as if trying to hide from an unseen predator. Dolphins were seen all the way inside the E Basin of the marina which is 2miles in from the marina’s break waters, not typical in dolphins. Doug says that the dolphins seems like they were trying to find solace inside the marina.
The volunteer Coast Guard arrived on their rubber boat after concern citizens called it in, but Officers only took eyewitnesses statements and couldn’t offer an explanation.