Hundreds of dolphins race along Monterey Bay in 'superpod'

Pretty cool.

Patrick Webster, who has lived near Monterey Bay for 11 years, is no stranger to sea creatures. But this week was the first time he saw the ocean “come alive,” he said.

About 1,000 dolphins were racing along the shore in a “superpod,” jumping in and out of the water while chasing baitfish.

“It was one of the most amazing experiences to see the water be alive with squeaking and splashing dolphins,” Webster said. “They’ll hop up and take a look at you, and you can see they’re checking you out.”

Webster, who creates social media posts for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, was helping a friend test an antenna on a boat Monday when he spied the group. He and his friend followed the superpod — made of up several smaller groups of dolphins that typically travel in groups of about a dozen.