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Snorkelers film showboating dolphin's barrel roll leaps

By Ben Hooper
Snorkelers film showboating dolphin's barrel roll leaps
A wild dolphin performs a barrel roll for spectators on a Hawaiian snorkeling tour. Ryan Pipes/YouTube video screenshot

KAILUA, Hawaii, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A honeymooning couple on a snorkeling trip in Hawaii captured footage of a wild dolphin showing off its acrobatic prowess with aerial barrel rolls.

Ryan Pipes of Wisconsin shared a video on YouTube showing his underwater encounter with a friendly wild dolphin while on a snorkeling tour in Kailua-Kona.

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The dolphin takes a spinning leap out of the water before a high-speed swim past the snorkeling onlookers.

The "spinner dolphin" then embarks on a series of high-speed barrel roll jumps into the air to show off for its new human friends.

A second video shared by Pipes shows the dolphin close-up underwater and a remora suckerfish can be seen clinging to the ocean mammal's body.

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