We had a big family gathering in Gulf Shores back in 2002. A week on the beach. Nothin' like it. Anyway, despite how great the trip was, I have one regret.

One day, I went down to the beach and was told by others who had been there all morning that I had missed the dolphins. That simply meant that they had come up and were swimming and cavorting with the tourists. And I missed it. And I was bummed.

I dig dolphins. They're incredibly intelligent and they like humans. Plus, they go after sharks. They're not bad to have on our side.

Maybe that's why this video of a bottlenose dolphin being rescued in Hawaii has spread so far and wide. Folks like me might feel just as protective of dolphins as they seem to feel about us.

Check it out: