Sadly, in most cases, when a defenseless dolphin gets caught in a fisherman’s net, there’s nothing that can be done.
Reports of dolphin corpses getting washed up on beach shores reveal to us the dark story of how the fishing nets trap their fins, leaving them unable to swim away. Some dolphins try to pull away so much that they end up tearing their fins off and their corpses line up on our shores as signposts of the horror of our consumption greed.
None of that makes for nice reading, but, fortunately, I’m not going to be telling you about that. In this case, the dolphin that got caught in a fisherman’s net in the waters around the Italian island of Procida, Naples, was freed.
The cute thing about this story is how the dolphin mother celebrated its baby’s release. If you’re a bit mushy, like me, then this story will seriously make you cry.
Keep scrolling to watch the adorable video.