A wild dolphin whose fin was tangled up in a fishing line ‘asked’ a diver for help. Mr Laros was enjoying a dive with friends in Hawii when suddenly he heard a dophin cry. The animal swam towards them and pushed his nose into the diver in an obvious plea for help. It took over eight minutes to remove the hook and cut away the line. The animal waited patiently while the diver worked to set him free. At one point the dolphin surfaced for air and then came back down to let his rescuer finish the job. The amazing scene was captured on video.
Read by Kristin Walters (Australian accent)
Study the wordsWild– not captive Fin– the part of the body the dolphin uses to swim Line– nylon wire Suddenly– unexpectedly Towards– in the direction of Plea– request Took– used to express the time necessary to complete an action Remove– take out Hook– sharp, curved piece of metal used to catch fish Patiently– without complaining, calmly Set free– liberate Surfaced– went to the surface of the water Rescuer– the diver who saved him Amazing– incredible Captured– filmed
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