- A gray whale migrating south swam near the coast of Oceanside, California
- It met two Pacific white-sided dolphins and swam with them through the ocean
- Footage captured a whale mimicking the dolphins as they spun in the water
- Two other dolphins joined the group and they all swam together in the ocean
A gray whale migrating south for the winter stopped in California to play with two dolphins.
A drone captured the whale swimming in the Pacific Ocean off the coast near Oceanside.
The footage shows the whale between two Pacific white-sided dolphins as they splash though the water.
A gray whale played with two Pacific white-sided dolphins while it swam south for the winter
The whale was swimming along the coast of Oceanside, California, when it met up with two dolphins. Gray whales can weight 30 to 40 tons
The trio gets playful after one dolphin is seen spinning through the water and the whale mimics the movements.
The footage continues as the whale and two dolphins swim together through the waves.
Each animal bursts out of the water at different points but keeps moving south together.
The drone footage was taken in California and it shows the whale mimicking the dolphins as they spin through the water. A gray whale can be up to 40 feet in length
Later, two other dolphins join the group to swim along the west coast. The Pacific white-sided dolphins are much smaller than the whale measuring at only eight feet in length
A gray whale can weigh up to 40 tons and can grow up to 40 feet in length.
Its large size is apparent when the whale swims alongside the dolphins who only measure at about seven to eight feet.
The whale was moving south down the coast of California towards Mexico.
This is normal for gray whales in the winter so they can breed in warmer waters.