Dolphin ‘Asks’ Diver For Help

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gvgkHSyKFE&w=560&h=315] This video is pretty amazing, although it is from 2013, I hadn’t seen this before and just had to share. While diving off the Hawaii Coast, a bottlenose dolphin approaches diver, Keller Laros. Laros is an experienced professional scuba diver and Manta Ray researcher. Laros was taking a group of snorkelers on a manta-ray dive experience. Laros said he heard a cry and then the dolphin appeared. He noticed the dolphin was tangled in fishing line in its left pectoral in immediately. In the video, you can Laros clearly signal the dolphin over, and the dolphin follows. For around ten minutes, the dolphin allows Laros to work on freeing the line. Laros was able to get the hook and line around the mouth free, but as more divers swam over to remove the rest of the fishing line, the dolphin swam off. Who says animals and humans cant communicate? MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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