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(Daily Mail)   Dolphin caught in net takes bloody revenge on school of scuba students. Just kidding, it asked for help from instructor with opposable thumbs   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 42
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2013-01-23 08:46:20 AM
I seem to be experiencing some ocular precipitation.
 
2013-01-23 09:26:57 AM
Ha!  Hoose more smarter now, fish?
 
2013-01-23 09:32:20 AM
Who's going to pay for that free medical care it just received?
 
2013-01-23 09:47:31 AM
Sometimes I forget that we're just slightly more evolved animals. Stories like this make me sad that we treat other sentient beings as food.

/Still eating steak for lunch.
 
2013-01-23 09:50:57 AM
"So long and thanks for all the fishnets, assholes!"
 
2013-01-23 09:52:12 AM
So the instructor was not from Tennessee.
 
2013-01-23 09:53:27 AM
 
2013-01-23 09:55:56 AM
Amazing how smart and brave dolphins are.  These kind of stories makes me feel bad about fishing... it's just like when the seals start showing up at Jones Inlet, I'm always afraid one of them is going to pick up my bait and get itself hooked or get tangled up in the line.  Thankfully they seem smart enough to only go for live bait and I won't live-line anything when the seals are around for that reason.  (Except for the year-round resident we have by my fishing piers, he hangs out in the cove and only comes pier-side when no one has lines in the water.)

Friend of mine who works for the local marine-life rescue says most of what they see are seals or dolphins (we actually get pods of dolphins through Long Island waters) tangled in full-on fishing nets and the occasional one with a bullet in it.  Which lord knows why anyone would want to shoot them - commercial fishermen should know that the best way to find the game-fish is to follow the large predators, and you dang sure can still catch fish when they're around.

/stupid aquatic life threads getting me on fishing rants
 
2013-01-23 09:56:20 AM

p4p3rm4t3: I seem to be experiencing some ocular precipitation.


Must be something going around....

I think we, as humans, vastly overrate our intellect and abilties and/or vastly underrate the intellect of other animals. This is doubly true with animals that are separated from us further up the taxonomy (i.e. dolphins vs. gibbons).
 
2013-01-23 09:56:53 AM

Broktun: [media.theonion.com image 250x161]
Dolphins are already developing thumbs, and we are farked.


Nah! They'll just use them to give the thumbs-up sign to each other after an epic back-flip or sumpin'.

/dolphins - the cool kids humans want to be
 
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2013-01-23 09:57:28 AM

oldfarthenry: "So long and thanks for all the fishnets, assholes!"


I actually like fishnets, in some instances.
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2013-01-23 09:58:04 AM
Good for the human. Hopefully he won't get prosecuted for interfering with a marine mammal.
 
2013-01-23 10:01:12 AM
I suppose it would be rude to eat the dolphin now...
 
2013-01-23 10:09:55 AM
Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.
 
2013-01-23 10:12:30 AM

T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.


It's only 10am wheere I am, which is a little early for "dumbest comment of the day" but I'll give it to you anyhow.
 
2013-01-23 10:13:16 AM

RichieLaw: Sometimes I forget that we're just slightly more evolved animals. Stories like this make me sad that we treat other sentient beings as food.


Well that's mostly because people don't like the smell of cooked human. It's got that funky sweet smell that turns your stomach...
 
2013-01-23 10:13:43 AM

T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.


wut?
 
2013-01-23 10:17:50 AM
We, as humans, could learn something from this touching story of inter-species kindness: Don't get caught in fishing lines!

/I keed..I keed.
 
2013-01-23 10:21:00 AM
It really begs the question of how self-aware they are. An trapped animal will typically not react well to a human being; in it's mind it is trapped and venerable and the human might try and eat it. It's terrified. This animal went for help and waited while it was administered.

So was it doing so because of some cognitive reasoning? Or do people help them enough that there is some instinct mechanism developing here?
 
2013-01-23 10:26:06 AM
I have a tattoo of a dolphin, and I don't regret it one bit. They are so cool.
 
2013-01-23 10:26:35 AM
Is disappointed that the dolphin didn't come to him for help:

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2013-01-23 10:35:57 AM

Mr Guy: RichieLaw: Sometimes I forget that we're just slightly more evolved animals. Stories like this make me sad that we treat other sentient beings as food.

Well that's mostly because people don't like the smell of cooked human. It's got that funky sweet smell that turns your stomach...


Speak for yourself.
 
2013-01-23 10:37:55 AM

T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.


I am a diver and getting tangled in line is the reason most divers carry a knife. It doesn't happen often, but it is better to have a knife if you, some other diver, or marine life need to be cut free. Also, I have used mine to cut fishing line off of the reef more than once.

That is a super cool video, I have seen dolphins diving, but usually they don't stick around.

csb: Did swim with a whale shark once, that was awesome.
 
2013-01-23 10:42:34 AM

dionosaur: T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.

I am a diver and getting tangled in line is the reason most divers carry a knife. It doesn't happen often, but it is better to have a knife if you, some other diver, or marine life need to be cut free. Also, I have used mine to cut fishing line off of the reef more than once.

That is a super cool video, I have seen dolphins diving, but usually they don't stick around.

csb: Did swim with a whale shark once, that was awesome.


I thought it was for fighting off underwater terrorists and sharks.
 
2013-01-23 11:18:56 AM

dionosaur: T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.

I am a diver and getting tangled in line is the reason most divers carry a knife. It doesn't happen often, but it is better to have a knife if you, some other diver, or marine life need to be cut free. Also, I have used mine to cut fishing line off of the reef more than once.

That is a super cool video, I have seen dolphins diving, but usually they don't stick around.

csb: Did swim with a whale shark once, that was awesome.


I remember a story from an old friend of mine: his brother got tangled in some kind of line (I am not a diver), which got tangled in a boat's prop. He didn't make it. It's why he carries a knife when he goes down.

/and why I'm not hot on the idea of scuba
 
2013-01-23 11:26:05 AM
Very cool video! I'm glad the diver got the hook out. Too bad he wasn't able to remove the rest of the line, but the hook was probably the biggest irritant. The interaction with sea life is one of the greatest joys in diving.

/csb

While diving, I picked up a piece of monofilament fish net on my fin buckle one time. Then I noticed with some trepidation (understatement) a stone fish (poisonous) caught in the same net. He was not happy to be joined with me and violently flailed around. By shear luck, he only bang up against my fin while I cut myself loose.

I usually carry a folding knife in my buoyancy compensator pocket, but this time I strapped on the mighty Sea Hunt Sword. Was really happy to have it at my finger tips.

After downloading dive computer, found out I'm one cool cookie . My gas consumption rate did not even show a blip.

csb/

/Later, when asked if I was afraid I said, "Nah, I live in the desert where even the plants bite and for the most part everything is poisonous."
//cool cookie
///love the desert
////love diving even more
 
2013-01-23 11:32:19 AM
The dolphin got lucky. When humans hook me, they try to reel me in.
 
2013-01-23 11:40:07 AM
Unfortunately moments afterwards the dolphin was killed and shipped to Japan to make strong man part boner pills
 
2013-01-23 11:43:40 AM
I don't know sign language, but just how do you signal for help with opposable thumbs?
 
2013-01-23 12:38:22 PM

RichieLaw: Sometimes I forget that we're just slightly more evolved animals. Stories like this make me sad that we treat other sentient beings as food.

/Still eating steak for lunch.


Not sure that word means what you think it means, though given the wide range of higher cognitive functions that dolphins have been observed displaying, it may apply. They seem have a higher order of intelligence than many mammals based on the evidence.

abfalter: It really begs the question of how self-aware they are. An trapped animal will typically not react well to a human being; in it's mind it is trapped and venerable and the human might try and eat it. It's terrified. This animal went for help and waited while it was administered.

So was it doing so because of some cognitive reasoning? Or do people help them enough that there is some instinct mechanism developing here?


It can be argued that humanities cognitive abilities are simply highly evolved instinctual responses. We certainly do still act on several genetically encoded instincts. The dividing line between instinct and cognition is a subject of constant research, and the boundaries between the two, if they exist at all, are fuzzy.
 
2013-01-23 01:33:39 PM

abfalter: It really begs the question of how self-aware they are. An trapped animal will typically not react well to a human being; in it's mind it is trapped and venerable and the human might try and eat it. It's terrified. This animal went for help and waited while it was administered.

So was it doing so because of some cognitive reasoning? Or do people help them enough that there is some instinct mechanism developing here?


I see you have never had a golden retriever.
 
2013-01-23 01:35:47 PM
Good thing that dolphin wasn't looking for help near Japan.

Still..amazing stuff. To think of a different species making contact like that. Too bad they couldn't get the whole hook out
 
2013-01-23 01:35:49 PM

Evil Mackerel: The dolphin got lucky. When humans hook me, they try to reel me in.


How long have you been waiting to use that alt?
 
2013-01-23 02:09:13 PM
Ray Finkle does not approve.
 
2013-01-23 02:34:23 PM

T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.


A fellow divemaster friend of mine drowned a couple years back after being caught and wrapped up in abandonded fishing line. She was solo diving in a popular dive park that is adjacent to a fishing dock. She had a diver's knife on her ankle, but due to the entanglement, couldn't reach it or her buoyancy compensator.

Most of the dive shops in the Pacific NW now require that staff carry at least two knives, one on a leg (my shop uses one identical to the one in the video, and a small, double-sided line cutter on the BC.)
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As a dive professional, I can assure you that even in a typical class that "ridiculous dive knife" comes in very handy for all kinds of tasks - including ones it's no intended for. Mini pry bar, impromptu screwdriver, seaweed cutter, and apparentlym now a dolphin rescuer
 
2013-01-23 03:06:48 PM

MrSteve007: T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.

A fellow divemaster friend of mine drowned a couple years back after being caught and wrapped up in abandonded fishing line. She was solo diving in a popular dive park that is adjacent to a fishing dock. She had a diver's knife on her ankle, but due to the entanglement, couldn't reach it or her buoyancy compensator.

Most of the dive shops in the Pacific NW now require that staff carry at least two knives, one on a leg (my shop uses one identical to the one in the video, and a small, double-sided line cutter on the BC.)

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As a dive professional, I can assure you that even in a typical class that "ridiculous dive knife" comes in very handy for all kinds of tasks - including ones it's no intended for. Mini pry bar, impromptu screwdriver, seaweed cutter, and apparentlym now a dolphin rescuer


Oh come on, the uninformed are going to say stupid shiat. Your facts fall on stupid ears.
 
2013-01-23 03:27:14 PM

WarszawaScream: Amazing how smart and brave dolphins are.  These kind of stories makes me feel bad about fishing... it's just like when the seals start showing up at Jones Inlet, I'm always afraid one of them is going to pick up my bait and get itself hooked or get tangled up in the line.  Thankfully they seem smart enough to only go for live bait and I won't live-line anything when the seals are around for that reason.  (Except for the year-round resident we have by my fishing piers, he hangs out in the cove and only comes pier-side when no one has lines in the water.)

Friend of mine who works for the local marine-life rescue says most of what they see are seals or dolphins (we actually get pods of dolphins through Long Island waters) tangled in full-on fishing nets and the occasional one with a bullet in it.  Which lord knows why anyone would want to shoot them - commercial fishermen should know that the best way to find the game-fish is to follow the large predators, and you dang sure can still catch fish when they're around.

/stupid aquatic life threads getting me on fishing rants


I'm glad to hear that you are pulling for them! I used to work with dolphins and yes... the vast majority of dolphin injuries aren't from sharks or boat strikes... fishing line is usually the culprit.

I'd try and ask people not to hand feed dolphins from their boat- it's just another reason for them to approach the boat and possibly get tangled up. But of course they would think that I didn't know what I was talking about. :/

/stupid aquatic life threads getting me on dolphin rants
 
2013-01-23 03:36:12 PM
Too bad he couldn't get the hook. I'd have like to have had a try at it. If a dolphin fin is anything like a shark, you just poke the hook the rest of the way through and pull the eye of the hook through last. Although the gesture might be misinterpreted as you'll have to introduce a short lived increase in pain.
 
2013-01-23 04:39:00 PM

SpuriousEmission: Very cool video! I'm glad the diver got the hook out. Too bad he wasn't able to remove the rest of the line, but the hook was probably the biggest irritant. The interaction with sea life is one of the greatest joys in diving.

/csb

While diving, I picked up a piece of monofilament fish net on my fin buckle one time. Then I noticed with some trepidation (understatement) a stone fish (poisonous) caught in the same net. He was not happy to be joined with me and violently flailed around. By shear luck, he only bang up against my fin while I cut myself loose.

I usually carry a folding knife in my buoyancy compensator pocket, but this time I strapped on the mighty Sea Hunt Sword. Was really happy to have it at my finger tips.

After downloading dive computer, found out I'm one cool cookie . My gas consumption rate did not even show a blip.

csb/

/Later, when asked if I was afraid I said, "Nah, I live in the desert where even the plants bite and for the most part everything is poisonous."
//cool cookie
///love the desert
////love diving even more


Ha. If you just moved to Kansas you'd be okay. But you are caught in a loop: thirsty in the desert, then go diving in the water, then get waterlogged and crave the desert. . . .
 
2013-01-23 05:16:35 PM
I am a bit biased but I don't believe recreational divers have much if any use for a knife.

MrSteve007:
A fellow divemaster friend of mine drowned a couple years back after being caught and wrapped up in abandonded fishing line. She was solo diving in a popular dive park that is adjacent to a fishing dock. She had a diver's knife on her ankle, but due to the entanglement, couldn't reach it or her buoyancy compensator.



Exactly my point. She showed very poor planning and unfortunately died as a result.

Putting that knife on her leg probably seemed cool at the time but she quickly found out it was useless when she needed it. She would have been better off freeing herself from the entanglement properly rather than rely on a piece of gear she did not understand.
 
2013-01-23 05:39:05 PM

MrSteve007: T.M.S.: Fish hooks rut out quickly. I seriously doubt that dolphin had any interest in his "help". But it's a nice advertising video for the guys dive op. And the animal looked like it was having as much fun as the humans.

Also, I'm sure he has been carrying around that ridiculous dive knife for years so now he has finally had a chance to pretend to use it.

A fellow divemaster friend of mine drowned a couple years back after being caught and wrapped up in abandonded fishing line. She was solo diving in a popular dive park that is adjacent to a fishing dock. She had a diver's knife on her ankle, but due to the entanglement, couldn't reach it or her buoyancy compensator.

Most of the dive shops in the Pacific NW now require that staff carry at least two knives, one on a leg (my shop uses one identical to the one in the video, and a small, double-sided line cutter on the BC.)
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I'm gonna guess that your shop also SELLS that knife.

As a dive professional, I can assure you that even in a typical class that "ridiculous dive knife" comes in very handy for all kinds of tasks - including ones it's no intended for. Mini pry bar, impromptu screwdriver, seaweed cutter, and apparentlym now a dolphin rescuer

I get why people want knives. But like much about diving they are grossly misunderstood. I believe they have no real purpose in the vast majority of recreational diving. But they certainly do have their uses.

One of my ridiculous knives. (I have this one on the inside of my left thigh looped into a special holder sewen to my drysuit) I can reach it in nearly any position.
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2013-01-23 08:26:16 PM
NSFW?

if your boss isnt into a dolphin pissing on cyborg jesus.
 
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