Commend Diver for Saving Hurt Dolphin

man saves dolphin

Target: Keller Laros with Ocean Wings Hawaii

Goal: Commend Keller for helping an injured dolphin and potentially saving its life.

A diver off of the Hawaii coast helped a wild dolphin from a potentially fatal situation by removing a fishing line and hook stuck in its body. This heroic effort took place early in 2013. The dolphin appeared to ask for assistance in removing the hook, and allowed Keller Laros to maneuver its body around. By assisting this dolphin, Keller potentially saved the beautiful creature’s life.

Keller was on a nighttime dive with a group of others, observing manta rays feeding on plankton, when a lone bottlenose dolphin swam into the vicinity of the divers. The dolphin did not appear to be swimming properly; when it got close to Keller he realized that the dolphin had a fishing hook in its pectoral fin and fishing line wrapped around its body. Keller bravely reached for the dolphin, and to his surprise the dolphin appeared to ask for assistance by turning over so Keller could pull the hook out.

Keller was able to fully remove the hook and line, quite possibly saving the dolphin’s life. This incident of incredible human compassion reminds us that caring for and respecting other creatures is part of our duty as humans. The world responds to our actions, whether they are positive or negative. By signing this petition you will thank Keller for helping a fellow mammal, ensuring him that people are still inspired by his actions, and pledge to help those that we share this earth with in any way that you can.


Dear Keller Laros,

Near the beginning of 2013 you helped a bottlenose dolphin by removing a hook and line attached to its pectoral fin. Your actions inspired thousands of people to do their part to help animals in need. I want you to know that this incident still resonates in peoples’ hearts; thank you for your courageous and compassionate act that day in the ocean. You potentially saved that dolphin’s life.

Please continue to help animals in need and share your experience with people. Your actions are a testament to how humans should regard other life, in the oceans and on land. The world’s creatures need our help and compassion; you understand this reality and put it into practice. Thank you.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Willy Volk via Flickr

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  1. Jennifer McCullough says:

    Fair play to you. It is great to hear some good news for a changed instead of hearing about humans treating animals really badly. I had a huge smile on my face when I read this. Well done.

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