Dolphin "Asks" Divers For Help Removing Fishing Line

January 25, 2013


This is a video from a group of divers off Kona, Hawaii on a manta ray watching expedition when a bottlenose dolphin with a fishing line in its mouth and wrapped around a pectoral fin comes to ask for help. Thankfully, one of the divers is able to successfully remove the line. Did you know dolphins are capable of self-recognition? Because half the time I see myself in the mirror I think there's a monster in my bathroom. I have to go take a nap now before I collapse at my desk. How I even made it this far is a true testament to my INCREDIBLE WORK ETHIC willingness to take drugs. Have some fun for me this weekend, but don't do anything I wouldn't do (I would do everything is the thing).

Hit the jump for the video, skip to 3:30 for the beginning of the rescue.

Thanks to Jody, who rescues dolphins all the time and amazingly has zero problems picking up women.

  • David G.

    What a beautiful scene and "blessings" to the man for removing the line from that poor dolphins fin. It's compassion like this that gives the rest of the world an example and hope.

  • Sam Jokisch

    I just can never get over how smart dolphins are. I've read books involving studies where people have tried to teach them how to talk, and it would've worked, if it weren't that they physically don't have the throat muscles to make the sounds speech requires. As awesome as they are, usually when I see them in the news they're getting the short end of the stick over in Japan. It's nice to see a good ending for this particular dolphin. :)

  • Idlethoughts

    Intelligence aside some of their behavioral tendencies would be rather distressing by human moral standards. It's still wrong to have them killed like that though.

  • Tyler Mussman

    *the sharp end of the stick

  • UncleBuck

    my first thought at "the dolphin was seen lingering around the crew" was "oh shit someone's about to get dolphin-raped." look it up, it's a real thing

  • Brant_Alan

    ^^Nobody should have told those two guys where their keyboard was

  • Guest

    Yeah but without me your hilarious response wouldn't have worked so well. You're welcome.

  • Guest

    i like lollipops

  • JJtoob

    Good thing the dolphin found helpful humans.

  • chili

    what...i'm the first?. YES! anyways , DOLPHINS!

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