Coming across a dolphin in its natural habitat is a wonderful experience, but imagine cruising past several hundred of them? That's exactly what happened to this Cape Cod family.

Over in Woods Hole, the Laster Family was fortunate enough to witness a giant pod of common dolphins not far from Quick's Hole by the Elizabeth Islands. Stephen Laster was manning the wheel of his boat while taking his family out for a nice stroll around Buzzards Bay for a late summer outing when the dolphins began swimming alongside his boat.

"There were, without exaggeration, several hundred dolphins," Laster said.

Ensuring the safety of his family first, Laster was able to grab a quick video of a few dolphins that were closest to his boat:

The dolphins were seen somewhere between Nashawena and Pasque Island on the Buzzards Bay side. Eventually, other locals in the area caught sight of the giant pod down by the inner part of Hadley Harbor for their annual showing.

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Just miles out from Mishaum's Point in Dartmouth, anyone who was out and about most likely came across the traveling pod that were most likely migrating up the coastline while the waters are still warm.

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According to NOAA Fisheries, these mammals differentiate themselves from bottlenose dolphins with one specific feature: their dorsal fins (located on top of their back). While these common dolphins have a more symmetrical triangular shaped dorsal fin, bottlenose dolphins have more of a hooked finish.

What a sight to see and an incredible close-up action video of these intelligent mammals from Laster to remind us just how beautiful wildlife and nature really is.

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