A pod of around 25 dolphins was filmed Friday off the coast of Ashdod as they frolicked about with a young calf.
The group of common bottlenose dolphins was spotted by wildlife inspectors for the Nature and Parks Authority, out on a survey of local marine mammals.
Officials said they are familiar with the pod and often come by it near the coast.
The Mediterranean bottlenose dolphin is considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Israel’s beaches have been designated as an important habitat for the species.
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