Video: Diver Saves Dolphin

Written by on January 21, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Check out this amazing video from Manta Rays Hawaii of a diver untangling a dolphin who seemed to be asking for help.

This bottlenose dolphin had a fishing line tightly wrapped around his left pectoral fin along with a hook. It swam right in the middle of a group of divers near Kona International Airport in Hawaii. Luckily for us, the whole experience was recorded.

“I’ve had bottlenose dolphins approach me a lot of times and they are really smart animals,” said diver Keller Laros who freed the dolphin. “The way he came right up and pushed himself into me there was no question this dolphin was there for help.”

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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