Injured dolphin seeks help from divers
Scuba diver comes to dolphin's aid
- Duration 3:49
- Date Jan 23, 2013
Scuba diver comes to dolphin's aid
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-- video yesterday -- wild bottle nosed dolphin in big trouble he got hooked by fishing line.
And turns to a group of divers for help one of those divers joins us live on the phone right now Keller -- us.
Is a professional scuba instructor and -- to rate researcher and he joins us right now on the phone from Kona Hawaii.
Good morning what were you in the -- guys do -- -- the water to start with.
Boeing thought that you demand for -- -- congregate in this stage.
In -- And the bulk but in the middle that are the -- -- up.
Okay so in the middle of the -- the dolphins swims up and at what point did you realize wait a minute there was a fishing line that was hooked to the -- Well dolphin swim by me 01 and I was just pretty amazed that -- -- -- joining us Saddam came back turn around and showed me his left side.
And that's what I noticed the fishing line wrapped rounded spectral band -- leading down the body.
You know the way you're describing it you're making it sound like the dolphin saw you guys and came to ask the humans for help.
Yet through it seemed that way to me you know he came up to -- really loud -- turned around to break their -- startled me.
I didn't -- around trying to went by everyone they are.
Sort of shorter men who left side.
And the second time he got -- I noticed the fishing like I he had a problem and they're really Smart animals then you probably knew that he needed some help and you were.
-- enemies you.
Well yeah I it.
It is pretty amazing that the dolphin.
It was tricky enough to realize that the people can help them out you were appointed people and he came right up to -- I'm just glad I had considered those it would cut the fishing line off.
Were you startled when you heard that for squeak -- there was.
Thought I'd flipper was behind -- asking for help.
I don't look at Google -- -- -- feet away from me it was about ten feet long bomb bad yeah that really.
Shook -- for a moment there.
You know what it's amazing as we watch these images -- Keller.
Is the fact that this wild animal is -- home when he swims right up to -- like OK it's right there are taken out.
That's only had quite -- How do you literally pushed to get my -- and it goes you know I I took the -- -- -- -- -- -- and I was trying to on rapid but it was so tightly wound.
There was no way for me to get it off I was able to get like there's 30000 and hit it off but he kept pushing him to me you know to make it easier to.
And as I was if they able to get it off he got it right there with me was really calm.
But you look at right up -- as I was right in front of me you would into what was going on absolutely.
Hit it is amazing okay see you used successfully get.
The hook out the line out and then what happened where is the -- now.
Well after I got -- -- off and I hit the line up -- -- kind of got it off of it's the end.
With a little bit of fishing line built stuck in the injury.
And I try to pick it out of there is is didn't get it you will.
And he seemed okay with that and then -- just put up for -- there and he slam off and I haven't seen him there.
You know I I I know you do about a 150 of these.
Meant to expeditions a year I know every time you're out of the water from here on out you're going to be looking for that guy.
However assure you know looking ahead listening because it was really loudly announced this present.
And it was a huge -- to throw -- -- that would help.
You know the -- and -- -- really tough time both parents -- -- -- including fishing line and I'm just really happy that he was able.
Come over in that we -- able to help them out.
An amazing story -- -- Lara -- on line.
Literally -- -- -- live from Hawaii.
Kelli thank you very much.
You're very welcome back upon him come on on its rhetoric.
I'd love to aloha and my columns --