Laros, who cofounded the Manta Pacific Research Foundation, a manta ray protection group, with his wife, told The Dodo that although he's rescued many animals from hooks and entanglements, this was the only dolphin. "I have removed hooks and fishing lines from many manta rays, a few turtles," he said. "[I] even tried a shark once. The shark was not successful."
While untangling marine life can be dangerous even for qualified individuals, it's much easier when the animals themselves appear to be asking for help - and this dolphin certainly seemed grateful to regain the use of her and fins.
Watch the full rescue below.