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Pacific White-side Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) ‘lag’ for short are the only dolphin found along the inner BC coast. I have on occasion seen groups of these playful dolphins follow and harass humpback whales, almost as if asking the larger cetacean to play or maybe just telling it to get out of ‘their’ space, either way, the whale has eventually taken a long dive and left the area. On a recent unsuccessful trip to photograph orca, the day was never the less made more enjoyable when a pod of around 70 of these dolphins came across our boat and thought it great fun to chase in the boat’s wake and put on a superb show of leaping and bow riding as they raced along with us. Sadly, come September each year on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean in Taiji, Japan, dolphins are still being slaughtered and persecuted for no justifiable reason at all. Check out opsociety.org to learn more.