Despite decades of study and interaction with dolphin, humans still haven’t cracked the code of communications with them in an audible or verbal way. Yet, any sailor who has spent a lot of time at sea and been in the company of dolphin knows that there is a connection and in a basic way an ability to communicate. This rescue story, published in The Log, is just another example of that link between species.
The Log: by Devon Warren
DANA POINT — Whale watching adventures often lead to the sighting of other creatures such as sea lions and dolphins, but one cruise from Dana Point Harbor lead whale watchers to see a truly spectacular, and nail-biting, event.
On Jan. 13, passengers aboard an excursion out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching witnessed a heroic effort that saved a common dolphin’s life.
Capt. Frank Brennan became aware of a distraught dolphin while looking through his binoculars on the whale-watching vessel. Brennan thought this was very odd.
“I saw the dolphin’s nose poking up out of the ocean,” Brennan said. “Seeing one dolphin is extremely rare. Usually they travel in pods of 100 to 3,000.” Read more.