An amazing story

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  1. I am sure we all know that the whale family are highly intelligent marine mammals, this amazing story of empathy between 2 species clearly illustrates just how intelligent they are. It's a lovely story when there is not a lot of good news about.

    Manta ray divers off the coast of Hawaii captured a stunning video showing a tangled bottlenose dolphin appearing to "ask for help" getting free from the snag.
    The incident occurred on Jan. 11 during a night dive off the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

    The divers were observing manta rays feeding on plankton when a bottlenose dophin swam by and turned his body so that the divers could see that he'd become tangled in fishing wire.

    Diver Keller Laros said he was sure the stricken animal was looking for a hand.
    "I noticed he had a fishing wire wrapped around his left fin," Laros said. "I reached out with my left hand … and gestured with my index finger 'Come here.' And he swam right up to me."
    "The fact that he seemed to recognize my gesture, that blew me away."
    The underwater videographer and seasoned frogman used his fishing knife to cut away some of the line.



    The dolphin even swam to the surface for air and then dove back down again, rolling his body so Laros could continue cutting more line, he told KFMB.
    After getting free, the dolphin swam away
    "He put himself in the position to allow me to most effectively remove the hook and the line," Laros said. "That was just amazing, to think that that animal is that smart."



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