BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR (CBSLA) — Tourists on a diving boat thought they were just enjoying the sight of dolphins leaping out of the water, when an orca breached and slammed into one of them.
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Video shows several boats around a stretch of water in the Gulf of California as a dolphin leaps out of the water to the delight of the people watching. They then reacted with loud shouts of shock when a much larger orca breached, hitting the dolphin that was already out of the air, and leaping high.READ MORE: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole
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However, orcas are known to prey on marine mammals, including dolphins, so it’s possible that the high-flying orca was actually on the hunt.