Dolphin Asks Diver for Help & What Happens Next Is Beyond Beautiful (VIDEO)

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Omigod, I am never eating dolphin again! JK. Who the hell eats dolphin? No one I know. That's because we know they are so sweet and smart and cute. But this video definitively proves it, as if we needed anymore proof. You absolutely won't believe what you're seeing.

When a dolphin in the ocean waters of Hawaii became entangled in fishing line and got a hook stuck in its mouth (poor baby!), it did what any super-duper smart dolphin (unlike a guy who gets lost) does. It asked for help. And he didn't ask it from another dolphin, who wouldn't have been able to solve this particular problem. He asked it from a human.

Keller Laros was diving with a bunch of other experienced divers, watching manta rays feed, when he heard a dolphin squeal. As you can see in this amaaaaazing video, the dolphin circles the divers for awhile, but it doesn't seem to be swimming well.

Finally, the dolphin swims right up to Laros, turns around, and appears to show him the fishing line caught in his fin. Laros said: "The way he came right up and pushed himself into me, there was no question this dolphin was there for help."

Laros noticed that the fishing line had wrapped around the bottlenose dolphin's fin so tightly that it had cut into the flesh. Laros reached out and began to untangle the line as the dolphin nudges gently up against him, appearing to understand perfectly well that the human was there to help, not harm.

Luckily, Laros also had clippers on him and was able to clip away the line as well. He was also able to remove the fishing hook. Says the hero Laros: "I've had bottlenose dolphins approach me a lot of times and they are really smart animals."

Well, duh! I mean, this dolphin could be in Harvard. He could probably figure out how to make Facebook tolerable.

Unfortunately, the dolphin swam off before the divers could finish the job. But one reader commented that fishing lines are made to erode in salt water, so let's hope that happens.

What do you think of this rescue?


Image via YouTube/MantaRaysHawaii.com

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Irela... Ireland69

I loved it!

Dottie Hignite

Awe, so sweet. Thanks to this diver's help to this dolphin in trouble!

Albond86 Albond86

That was amazing!

Katy Khan

How amazing and beauituful! Dolphins are such amazing creatures.


I remember one time a stray cat showed up on my front porch  and he was starving and sick and dirty and i opened the door and he came right in and he let me clean him all up and i fed him for a few days while he recovered and put on weight and he was so loving and precious and then he decided to leave again after about a week. Like he was just down on his luck and needed some help and he turned to a human.

Blaze Hazen

Those people frequented that area and the dolphin had seen that they meant no harm. It felt safe to ask them for help :) Now imagine a world where every living being felt able to ask for help!!! Amazing :D

worko... workoutmom2b1g

That was really amazing!! Whats with the creepy porn music though?! LOL

Kris Lockhart

sorry but people do eat dolphin. watch ,"the Cove" ,filmed in Japan. you will cry your eyes out.

Judith K Littles

It's great that this man was able to help the dolphin. 

Cassandra Avery

I think it was an excellent judgement call on the part of these divers. Good on them!

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