I've always heard of the stories of dolphins following ships even from ancient times. But they don't actually follow a ship all the way across a sea, do they? Or across an ocean? Let alone the Pacific Ocean?
I have a troop ship heading for Papua New Guinea embarking from San Francisco. Some time early on in the voyage I imagined a couple of dolphins appearing and following along the ship, long enough that one of the men on board could joke that they're his pets. I'd like to know if this is plausible.
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