Taken on the Houston Ship Channel. For those of you who don’t spend a lot of time around ports and ships, this is a fairly common (but always enjoyable) sight. Dolphins love to get out in front of ships and other vessels and ride the pressure wave in front of the ship, sort of like surfing. When there is a lot of phosphorescense in the water at night the play of the dolphins under the bow like this can be spectacular. Weaving comets in trails of bright green. Out at sea I have seen dolphins from far away converging toward the tug I was on to come ride with us.
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