Porcupinefish Refuses to Abandon Ensnared Best Friend - Atlas Obscura
Free iron-on Atlas Obscura badge when you preorder our new kids’ book. Shop now.

Porcupinefish Refuses to Abandon Ensnared Best Friend

Just hold on, buddy. We’re gonna get you out of there.

 How good of a friend are you?

This porcupinefish in Chaloklum Bay, Thailand, sets a golden standard for us all. When his (her? Its?) friend gets trapped in a net, he sticks close by, even as a large human intercedes with a piece of broken glass to cut the creature loose.

These two inseparable black-blotched buddies provide a strong case for the argument that fish have feelings, too. 

Every day we track down a Video Wonder: an audiovisual offering that delights, inspires, and entertains. Have you encountered a video we should feature? Email ella@atlasobscura.com.