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Enormous Manta Ray Allows Divers to Free it From Fishing Nets

A massive manta ray was caught on film off the Central America coast, allowing these divers to remove the fishing lines wrapped around her giant wings. The large manta ray appeared to be incredibly grateful for the assistance of the divers that removed the painful fishing net from her. After everything this manta ray had been through, she was still brave enough to approach these divers.

Thomaz Monteiro told ninemsn, “All of the divers felt a deep connection with this amazing animal,” they were more than happy to assist with her release.

The crew was able to cut the net off the belly of the manta ray, but it did leave some small cuts on her underside.

These divers had the experience of a lifetime, as did the grateful manta ray. The ray was lucky she found them in time, but of course if it weren’t for the careless humans who left a stray net in the water, she never would have needed their help to begin with.