Marine Moment

What’s more awesome than being in Hawaii in January? How about rescuing a dolphin in distress… while being in Hawaii in January? Underwater camera operator Martina Wing and her colleagues got the opportunity to do just that, while they were on location filming manta rays.

Check out this video report, in which Martina describes what it was like to be approached by an eight-foot bottlenose dolphin who’d become tangled in fishing line and couldn’t move its head properly. She’s convinced it was appealing to her crew for help. It took seven or eight minutes for a slightly nervous diver to cut the line away. Happily, the rescue was completed and the dolphin seemed fine.

“It was such a special situation,” Martina says in the video. “To see a creature ask another creature for help, it was mind-blowing.”

Dolphin rescued, thanks to MacGyver here… or should I say MacDiver?

Dolphin rescued, thanks to MacGyver here… or should I say MacDiver?

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