Watch These Dolphins Stampede to Get Away from Group of Killer WhalesThe Earth Site
In scenes that spelled sheer pandemonium, a pod of dolphins was seen fleeing for their lives from a group of eight to ten killer whales.
As one whale breached the waters, the dolphins, though greater in number, decided on flight rather than to fight.
Fleeing is probably for the best due to the sheer size difference between killer whales and dolphins. Both killer whales and dolphins top out at speeds nearing 25 miles per hour — giving the large dolphins a fairly good chance of escaping.
The video was captured in Monterey, California, where killers whales congregate every year to ambush baby grey whales. Killers whales are marine predators that feed on a variety of species ranging from small fish to dolphins and large whales. For more on aquatic feeding practices, watch how these dolphins hunt small fish using an incredibly smart technique.
Watch as a group of 100+ dolphins swim for their lives as a group of orcas slowly engage in the hunt.