Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Video: Dolphin speared by a fishing line 'asks' for help

Very cool!  Filmed off the coast of Hawaii watch as this dolphin which had a fin caught in a fishing line appears to ask the diver for help.  The diver said that the animal patiently and calmly allowed him to work to remove the fishing line.

'I've had bottlenose dolphins approach me a lot of times and they are really smart animals,'  Keller Laros, a professional scuba instructor and Manta Ray researcher, explained.

Mr Laros did remove the fishing hook and clipped the line that was near the mouth but as other divers joined Laros and tried to remove more fishing line, the mammal swam off and did not return.

Dolphin speared by fishing line 'asks' diver for help.

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