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Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 12 May 2018, 22:06

Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins by carefully chewing and passing them around
Extraordinary scenes filmed for new documentary showing the marine mammals in their natural habitats

Dolphins are thought of as one of the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom – and experts believe they have put their ingenuity to use in the pursuit of getting “high”.

In extraordinary scenes filmed for a new documentary, young dolphins were seen carefully manipulating a certain kind of puffer fish which, if provoked, releases a nerve toxin.

Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to have worked out how to make the fish release just the right amount.

Carefully chewing on the puffer and passing it between one another, the marine mammals then enter what seems to be a trance-like state.

The behaviour was captured on camera by the makers of Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, a series produced for BBC One by the award-winning wildlife documentary producer John Downer.

Rob Pilley, a zoologist who also worked as a producer on the series, told the Sunday Times: “This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating.

“After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.

“It reminded us of that craze a few years ago when people started licking toads to get a buzz, especially the way they hung there in a daze afterwards. It was the most extraordinary thing to see.”

The documentary makers used spy cameras hidden in fake turtles, fish and squid to film 900 hours of footage showing dolphins in their natural habitats.

The scenes showing them “using” puffer fish will feature in the second episode of the series, which starts on Thursday.

It is the latest in a long run of wildlife documentaries made by Downer which use similar spy camera techniques. Previous series include Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, which like the Dolphins programme was narrated by David Tennant, Elephants: Spy in the Herd with David Attenborough and Lions: Spy in the Den.

Downer said: “The spy creatures were designed to infiltrate the dolphins’ hidden lives by looking like the marine creatures a dolphin might encounter in their everyday lives.”


https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/dolphins-deliberately-get-high-on-puffer-fish-nerve-toxins-by-carefully-chewing-and-passing-them-9030126.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1526040125
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby HBS Guy » 12 May 2018, 22:52

Lefty’s dog does the same thing, licks the back of a cane toad then stands there in a daze :bgrin They then have to wash his mouth using the garden hose to get him out of that state :OMG
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 13 May 2018, 00:36

Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby pinkeye » 13 May 2018, 01:47

mothra wrote:Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!


That's hilarious. LOL Isn't fucking fine, after all who cares what the tuna thinks. :roll
Bet there are no dolphin-police bashing them up.
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Quite a few animals have natural highs they seek. Birds, koalas, humans.....perfectly natural behaviour.. pity humans use power to punish other humans for sucking on a puffer. Must be those crazy catholics.!
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Postby MilesAway » 13 May 2018, 14:39

mothra wrote:Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!

Are you serious?

Lucky they aren't all men I suppose????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 14 May 2018, 17:55

MilesAway wrote:
mothra wrote:Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!

Are you serious?

Lucky they aren't all men I suppose????????????????????????????????????????????????????

:roll


Dead serious. Young pods of male dolphins even abduct a female and keep her captive ... up to weeks at a time ... and use her as a sex slave. If she tries to escape they beat her.
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Postby johnsmith » 14 May 2018, 19:03

mothra wrote:
MilesAway wrote:
mothra wrote:Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!

Are you serious?

Lucky they aren't all men I suppose????????????????????????????????????????????????????

:roll


Dead serious. Young pods of male dolphins even abduct a female and keep her captive ... up to weeks at a time ... and use her as a sex slave. If she tries to escape they beat her.



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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby pinkeye » 14 May 2018, 22:38

mothra wrote:
MilesAway wrote:
mothra wrote:Dolphins are fucked up. There, i said it. Fucking sadists. I know it's almost as bad as saying something disparaging about panda bears but i'm so onto dolphins.

You know they bite the heads off of tuna so they can fuck the body?

And they're a symbol of peace and love!

Are you serious?

Lucky they aren't all men I suppose????????????????????????????????????????????????????

:roll


Dead serious. Young pods of male dolphins even abduct a female and keep her captive ... up to weeks at a time ... and use her as a sex slave. If she tries to escape they beat her.


Yeah I know this. So, what's the difference between dolphins than humans eh? THEY live in de water.. WE live on the land.
See, they are just as sentient as humans, perhaps more so.
So intelligence and communication, and living in family groups, doesn't guarantee safety for the female, does it.? Just like right here on land.

WHAt DOES that say to you Mothra.?
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 14 May 2018, 23:41

pinkeye wrote:Yeah I know this. So, what's the difference between dolphins than humans eh? THEY live in de water.. WE live on the land.
See, they are just as sentient as humans, perhaps more so.
So intelligence and communication, and living in family groups, doesn't guarantee safety for the female, does it.? Just like right here on land.

WHAt DOES that say to you Mothra.?


I'm sure some male dolphins treat female dolphins like their mother is one. I, for one, can't imagine Flipper carrying on like that.
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby pinkeye » 15 May 2018, 00:10

mothra wrote:
pinkeye wrote:Yeah I know this. So, what's the difference between dolphins than humans eh? THEY live in de water.. WE live on the land.
See, they are just as sentient as humans, perhaps more so.
So intelligence and communication, and living in family groups, doesn't guarantee safety for the female, does it.? Just like right here on land.

WHAt DOES that say to you Mothra.?


I'm sure some male dolphins treat female dolphins like their mother is one. I, for one, can't imagine Flipper carrying on like that.


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sigh... back in the day.


NOW we all know better don't we. :sad
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 15 May 2018, 00:47

pinkeye wrote:Faster than lightning, no one you see is better than he.....
sigh... back in the day.


NOW we all know better don't we. :sad


Skippy was unquestionably a deviant though.

But yeah ... the loss of innocence. I still remember being about 12-13 and the way men started looking at me. Well, some men ... but enough to be an obvious thing. I, of course, had absolutely no idea what it meant. Didn't take long to find out.
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby pinkeye » 15 May 2018, 00:54

Yeah. So I was taken to St K when I was 13 by my (parents) . From country in NZ.

And basically left to myself while they set up business. I got a whole new world to deal with. On my own.

I used to get propositioned walking down the street in my school uniform.
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby mothra » 15 May 2018, 01:04

And kids these days rattle off categories of porn like they're video games.
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Re: Dolphins use puffer fish recreationally

Postby pinkeye » 15 May 2018, 01:14

Porn.. a very negative influence on male/female relations.

Saddens me greatly when I give thought to this issue.

I'd never seen ANY porn, until I was in my late twenties, and it made me feel disgusted. And embarrassed, because it was my ex and his mates there watching it.

Ugly, gross, misogynistic ... how does anyone feel stimulated by this sort of shit.?

Very rarely are women anything but holes, and sucking mouths.

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Porn is so de-humanising to women, ANY male that watches it has NO respect for any female whatsoever.

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