One of the joys of living so close to the ocean in San Diego is being able to see the sea life. By taking a boat or going scuba diving or watching the ocean with a pair of binoculars who can see whales, manta rays, sea turtles and maybe even dolphins, that are consider one of the most intelligent mammals of the ocean.
A video that was posted on YouTube on Monday, has everyone debating on how intelligent dolphins really are when divers in Hawaii were approached by a dolphin seemingly asking for help to get fishing line taken off of him.
"It was just unusual, we never had it before, the dolphin came in asking for help," said Martina Wing who captured the event on video. "He was so close to the diver that the diver also saw this dolphin had a line between it's mouth and its fin."
The group of divers in Hawaii were in the ocean to see manta rays during a night swim and unexpectedly in the mist of the manta rays was one dolphin, who kept swimming up to the group.
"I notice he had a fishing line around his left fin," said diver Keller Laros. "I reached out with my left hand and gestured with my index finger and he came right up to me. The fact he seemed to recognize my gesture, blew me away," Laros told CBS 8 news.
Keller took his dive knife and cut the fishing line and began to unwrap the line from around his fin.
At one point the dolphin leaves to go up to the surface for air and then returns to Laros.
"He would position himself to allow me to remove the line," said Laros.
Whether the dolphin was communicating with the Laros is being debated by all as the video has gone viral. Watch the video and make up your own mind.