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WATCH: Thank you Raniero! Local diver saves trapped octopus from deadly debris
Keep your eyes peeled on your next dive. You never know what you might find!

Kim Vella

Local diver Raniero Borg has used his 40 years of diving experience to raise awareness about sea pollution and underwater waste. In his latest heroic act, Raniero saved an eight-legged marine creature from what looked like certain death.

“This poor octopus was trapped in a fishing cage net and left there to die and rot as it was unable to escape,” Raniero wrote on social media.

“As you can see, the octopus was quite large, meaning that it either entered the cage at that size or grew inside it,” he continued.

Oftentimes, fishing boats abandon their tools out at sea, thus creating a very dangerous environment for underwater animals. 

Despite the fact that octopi are very intelligent creatures, the cage that this octopus was trapped inside was locked tight with a piece of wire, making it impossible for the octopus to escape.

Thank you Raniero for saving this little one! 

15th October 2021


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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