I count at least four Dolphin this Pelican was trying to steal from.
A good guess is the Dolphin averaged about 450 pounds, and were 12 feet long. The Brown Pelican, maybe 7 pounds and 4.5 feet tall.
I will say the Pelican was careful and stayed away hoping a fish would squirt his way. They do, just not today.
Still it’s funny to watch him trot up close to the Dolphin.
This Pelican followed them a few feet out into the water too.
Bottlenose Dolphin and Brown Pelican.