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protein
07-06-2005, 01:47:52
Weird!

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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4613709.stm

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

protein
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.

Shining1
07-06-2005, 02:21:43
Well, we're fucked then... :/

MDA
07-06-2005, 12:09:10
Neat.

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.

King_Ghidra
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

Venom
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:

http://www.lightenergystudio.com/images/AtlanteanSpirits.gif

Funko
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.

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

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

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

MOBIUS
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.....

MOBIUS
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....

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

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

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

Fancy a dutchy getting that wrong.