It's been a short workweek but it's felt like a long one for a number of reasons — gun debates, a deadly but slow-moving hurricane, a deadly boat fire, a dissatisfying verdict, Sharpie-gate.
So here's a moment-of-Zen, peaceful and pleasant short video from Monterey Bay Whale Watch featuring a nursery pod of Risso's dolphins, swimming and leaping out of the water on August 24. Nurseries pods, FYI, are groups of dolphins consisting of bonded adult females and their calves. Calves stay with their mothers for between three and six years, at which point juveniles leave to join juvenile pods consisting of 3- to 13-year-olds.
Enjoy, and TGIF.