View Full Version : Dolphins use tools?

07-06-2005, 01:47:52

Biologists observing the dolphins in eastern Shark Bay saw the animals break marine sponges off the seafloor and wear them over their snouts to probe into the seafloor for fish.

"It looks like the animals use the sponge as a kind of glove to probe the [sediments]. It might just give them protection against some noxious critters hiding in there," said Michael Krützen, of the University of Zürich in Switzerland, co-author of the study.

Greg W
07-06-2005, 01:57:32
Well, there's birds that use tools, so why not...

07-06-2005, 02:03:11
I dunno. It just interested me. I wonder how different things would be if they had hands...

Greg W
07-06-2005, 02:07:33
Well, they'd be able to wank a lot easier for one.

07-06-2005, 02:21:43
Well, we're fucked then... :/

07-06-2005, 12:09:10

I guess we teach captive dolphins to use tools, so maybe I shouldn't be too surprised that they came up with one on their own.

07-06-2005, 13:27:45
A dolphin with hands would just be a kind of aquatic chimp

You see them using tools and suchlike but there appear to be no imminent danger of them building the great pyramids or anything

07-06-2005, 13:36:01
Soon our Dolphin overlords will return.

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 13:36:41
I'm not suprised, they seem to get trapped in them when they do. Intelligent :rolleyes:


07-06-2005, 13:40:00
Yeah, like you've never built a pyramid and got trapped inside.

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 13:41:06
But I have hands, so am able to escape.

07-06-2005, 13:43:07
Like an egyptian slave entombed with his master?

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 13:49:58
Much worse

07-06-2005, 13:51:34
Could you escape from New York?

07-06-2005, 13:55:30
I could, but then I am really Kurt Russell...

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 14:01:13
Having lived in Reading for 3 years, I wouldnt be in a desperate rush to leave New York, should I find myself there.....

07-06-2005, 14:03:17
How about a New York of the future that's been turned into something worse than Reading - well almost...?

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 14:05:17
Theres only so much the imagination can conjour you know....

07-06-2005, 14:05:39
I'm willing to accept Issac Hayes as my lord and master.

07-06-2005, 14:06:07
I am Issac Hayes then

07-06-2005, 14:07:49
Isaac Hayes

Fancy a dutchy getting that wrong.