Dolphins surprise swimmers with close-up visit at New Zealand beach

Ben Hooper

Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A visitor to a New Zealand beach captured video of a pod of dolphins surprising swimmers and surfers by coming up close for a visit.

Michaela Kordsmeyer posted a video to Facebook showing the scene she witnessed while walking her dog at a Matauri Bay beach in Northland.


The video shows at least seven bottlenose dolphins coming up close to surprised swimmers and surfers.

Kordsmeyer said the playful mammals brought some calves along for the visit.

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