Cargo Boat Gets Fin-tastic Escort Courtesy of Leaping Dolphins

Two dolphins were filmed providing a remarkable escort of sorts to a cargo boat on St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida, on August 11, the two leaping repeatedly ahead of the vessel.

In the video, recorded by Steven Begue, the two marine animals can be seen bouncing out of the water ahead of the cargo boat PEGASUS J as it navigates the river.

The exercise, commonly known as bow riding, enables dolphins to gain speed while burning less energy, as they use the wake to propel them forward. Credit: Steven Begue via Storyful

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