Amazing Video! Migration of Dolphin Mega Pod Filmed By Flying Drone
By: Betty Chu
WHOA! Check out some pretty spectacular footage of of a mega dolphin pod off the coast of Dana Point, Calif.
Tour boat captain Dave Anderson captured the amazing video using a drone outfitted with a GoPro camera. The footage also includes three gray whales migrating south toward San Clemente, Calif. Keep your eyes peeled for an adorable baby whale calf snuggling up to mama on their journey! Watch now:
Here's a messaege from the captain to take note, also posted with the original YouTube video:
A Special Note From Captain Dave
Attention any would be whale videographers: please only attempt this if you are extremely familiar with whale behavior as it is illegal to do anything that causes the whales to change their normal behavior with big fines- and the authorities do watch YouTube. Different areas have different laws on approaching whales. I am a whale watch captain with nearly 20 years of experience. All laws were obeyed by us during filming. In Maui we sat watching whales from a distance for hours before they moved closer to us. You can never approach them there closer than 100 yards. The Mom and calf as you can see in the film were completely undisturbed by the small drone. NOAA is currently reviewing drones and may create laws or guidelines for using them around whales.
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