VIDEO: Man’s sailboat surrounded by playful porpoises off UBC


A B.C. boater had an unexpected escort during a recent sailboat trip between the University of British Columbia and Bowen Island.

Alex Millar said he suddenly found himself surrounded by a pod of Dall’s porpoises.

He posted a video to YouTube of his encounter with the cetaceans, which kept surfacing on both sides of his sailboat during the journey.

Dall’s porpoises can be recognized by the rooster tail-type spray they create when they surface while swimming, as seen in Millar’s video.