VIDEO: Dolphin seeks divers' help
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 5:27p.m.
A group of divers was expecting to see dozens of manta rays during a night swim in Hawaii, but instead was treated to a different kind of interaction.
While off the Kona coast on January 11, they were approached by a dolphin tangled in fishing line, which appeared to be asking for help getting free.
The dolphin got so close to diver Keller Laros that he was able to see the line between the animal’s mouth and pectoral fine.
“I gestured with my index finger [to say], ‘Come here’, and he swam right up to me,” said Mr Laros.
“The fact that he approached me closer was a surprise, but the fact that he seemed to recognise my gesture – that blew me away.”
The dolphin rolled over on its side to help Mr Laros reach the line and he immediately got to work, using the scissors on his dive knife to cut it.
The dolphin went to the surface for more air then swam back down to Mr Laros so he could remove the rest of the line, before it swam away.
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30/03/2013 3:05:54 a.m.
Thank you for posting such a great story. Sad that this happens but great to show how smart they are.
17/03/2013 1:51:37 p.m.
mike jones wrote:
Again proof of high intelligence and problem solving ability in another species. We aren`t that special.
9/02/2013 1:10:40 p.m.
these beautiful animals strive to have interaction with man,and what do we do,we fffing slaughter them. wow, a bird in the hand??
26/01/2013 9:22:39 a.m.
whats more important than that? Oh no but we want oil and gas, we want materalism and needless polution, to many of thu human population think that they can do as they please. That is pure mongrel revolting behavoiur! Thank god these animals still even trust us.To diver Keller Laros; Good on you man! LEGEND!
26/01/2013 1:29:57 a.m.
Thank god there is some beauty and intelligence in this World.
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