This photo illustrates what can transpire during "Pod Play". The phrase, "we told you not to surf here" was repeated regularly and loudly on this occasion. This collective action and support of communal interests and goals is common during "Pod Play". The word "Gothic Dolphin" often carries a negative connotation; however, within the "Pod" which defines itself in opposition to mainstream norms, members may adopt the term as a statement of identity or defiance.