Divers Assist a Giant Manta Ray Tangled in Fishing Line That Desperately Needed Their Help

Do you know how much garbage is floating around in our oceans? Apparently everything from plastics to fishing nets, and basically anything that doesn’t degrade floats endlessly and some scientists have even named the phenomenon as trash vortexes.

A giant manta ray was caught in tangled fishing line and approached two divers in what appeared to be a cry for help. Typically, giant manta ray’s avoid humans but it knew it was in trouble and needed help. Thankfully, Thomaz Monteiro, Flavia Passaglia, and Brian Thompson, who were diving off the coast of Costa Rica, knew they needed to act fast so they quickly cut the line and untangled the manta ray.


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Apparently the manta ray swam around the divers for nearly 30 minutes afterwards almost in way to express its gratitude. The divers have since seen the same manta ray on another dive and although it had small scars from the rope, it looked healthy and living happy in the ocean!

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