Trio of Gray Whales Get 'Dolphin Escort' Along Californian Coast

Three gray whales were seen getting a “dolphin escort” off the coast of Dana Point, California, in mid-March, with drone footage showing the rolling, twirling courtship behavior of the whales and the accompanying pod of dolphins.

The footage was recorded during a trip run by Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari.

In its social media posts about the video, the tour operator said that “although many gray whales prefer to mate in the shallow, protected lagoons of Baja California, Mexico, some will participate in courtship and mating behavior on the migration route.” Credit: via Storyful