Dolphin Seeks Help from Divers in Hawaii
“A dolphin tangled in fishing line sought help from a diver in the waters of Hawaii.
The amazing encounter on January 11 2013 was captured on video and the diver, Keller Laros, spent the better part of eight minutes tending to the needy mammal who readily accepted the help.
Mr Laros was leading a group of snorkelers for a manta ray dive experience off the Big Island’s Kona International Airport when the dolphin squealed out.
The diver explained, ‘The way he came right up and pushed himself into me there was no question this dolphin was there for help.’”
This encounter is an amazing account of dolphins seeking assistance from people. The divers did an amazing job untangling the line from the dolphin. This highlights the threat of fishing practices to wildlife – without the help of these divers, the fate of this dolphin would not have been good.
This rescue was performed by experienced divers and it is not recommended that inexperienced or unqualified persons attempt such rescues.
If you see injured, stranded or entangled marine wildlife in Australia please contact your local National Parks & Wildlife Service. For whales and dolphins you can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk