It's a race! Watch the incredible moment rowers are joined by eager pod of dolphins

By Lindsay de Freitas
20 July 2015

Junior rowers practicing off the coast of Dorset in the UK got some stiff competition from a school of dolphins who came racing by.

Bridport Gig Club juniors took to the waters off the coast of West Bay in Dorset when they were handed suddenly joined by a few competitive dolphins. A small pod of bottlenose dolphins began racing alongside the boat while the youngsters trained.

Bottlenose dolphins are a common sight in the region but their participation still caught the young rowers by surprise.

According to Bridport Gig Club communications officer, Mike Jones: "The response we have had from the video has been amazing…It's been a huge reaction and it's a great video with the sun shining and the dolphins leaping out of the water - it's a great advert for the area.

MARINElife, a charity organization based in Bridport, has used the video to help raise awareness for their studies into dolphin numbers and patterns in the area.

SOURCES: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, MIRROR.CO.UK

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