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(NBC News)   Researchers discover fish using sign language to communicate, think they may have learned it in school   (science.nbcnews.com) divider line 33
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2013-04-29 10:15:45 PM  
(*slow golf clap*) That'll do, subby... That'll do.
 
2013-04-29 11:37:49 PM  
Ah hah.... Hah...  Hah
 
2013-04-29 11:40:26 PM  
Shouldn't they call it Finnish?
 
2013-04-29 11:40:49 PM  
~fin~
 
2013-04-29 11:42:26 PM  
It's an interesting phenomenon to study, but to attribute the use of body signals to higher order brain function may be a bit premature. These are fish, some of the dumbest vertebrates in the ocean. What may be helping them is their location in the Red Sea, rather than other water bodies. Much of the world's important history happened in that general area, and so these fish may have evolved to mimic humans as they passed through the Arabian desert to Egypt and Israel.

Pretty cool stuff, no doubt about it.
 
2013-04-29 11:43:44 PM  
booooo
 
2013-04-29 11:45:52 PM  
Did they learn it from Anne Frank?
 
2013-04-29 11:48:26 PM  
Hee hee! Good one subby!
 
2013-04-29 11:52:52 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: these fish may have evolved to mimic humans as they passed through the Arabian desert


Dafuq did I just read?
 
2013-04-29 11:52:54 PM  
Yeah, but when do they go to concentration camp?
 
2013-04-29 11:53:27 PM  
Hello? Someone finally got it.  Thank you!

collider.com
 
2013-04-29 11:55:38 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's an interesting phenomenon to study, but to attribute the use of body signals to higher order brain function may be a bit premature. These are fish, some of the dumbest vertebrates in the ocean. What may be helping them is their location in the Red Sea, rather than other water bodies. Much of the world's important history happened in that general area, and so these fish may have evolved to mimic humans as they passed through the Arabian desert to Egypt and Israel.

Pretty cool stuff, no doubt about it.


"Differently vertebrates" is the preferred terminology. Be sensitive.
 
2013-04-30 12:09:13 AM  
*YAWN* Seen it! The ugly fish come out and that bug eyed Jewish kid gets his brain pulled out. Then some thing about lasers. I dunno.
 
2013-04-30 12:11:53 AM  

TheGregiss: *YAWN* Seen it! The ugly fish come out and that bug eyed Jewish kid gets his brain pulled out. Then some thing about lasers. I dunno.


Schindler's List?
 
2013-04-30 12:16:08 AM  
muonic: Did they learn it from Anne Frank?

I'm still amazed that she was able to fly that plane.
 
2013-04-30 12:23:40 AM  

ultraholland: muonic: Did they learn it from Anne Frank?

I'm still amazed that she was able to fly that plane.


all while inventing radiation
 
2013-04-30 12:32:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's an interesting phenomenon to study, but to attribute the use of body signals to higher order brain function may be a bit premature. These are fish, some of the dumbest vertebrates in the ocean. What may be helping them is their location in the Red Sea, rather than other water bodies. Much of the world's important history happened in that general area, and so these fish may have evolved to mimic humans as they passed through the Arabian desert to Egypt and Israel.

Pretty cool stuff, no doubt about it.


Niiice. Start out sounding reasonable, then the quick dart to the left and the hard veer straight down into the realms of WTF.

/No troll score, because comedy isn't trolling.
 
2013-04-30 12:52:01 AM  
Sadly this breaking news report is about something first reporting in December 2006

As seen in the comments:

http://www.livescience.com/9415-amazing-species-cooperate-hunt.html

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbi o .0040431

these are almost 7 years ago.......

What a scoop!
 
2013-04-30 12:54:04 AM  
Not to mention starfish and unicorns.

/Char.......lie......
 
2013-04-30 01:23:24 AM  
This is news?
 
2013-04-30 01:27:28 AM  
In other news, grouper is farking delicious.
 
2013-04-30 01:28:36 AM  
Wait... fish don't have hand.

/although there are fish fingers..
 
2013-04-30 01:44:12 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Wait... fish don't have hand.

/although there are fish fingers..


Frogfish do.

violaphoto.com
 
2013-04-30 01:50:31 AM  

skaya: Sadly this breaking news report is about something first reporting in December 2006

As seen in the comments:

http://www.livescience.com/9415-amazing-species-cooperate-hunt.html

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbi o .0040431

these are almost 7 years ago.......

What a scoop!


Where does it mention that the cooperative species actually use a form of sign language to point to prey that the other is more capable of capturing in either of those links?
 
2013-04-30 01:56:57 AM  
A Fish saying "Hi" in sign language.
ll-media.tmz.com
 
2013-04-30 02:51:42 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Frogfish do.

I just want to squeeze him and cuddle him until he can't take it no more!
/no really that is cute/ugly fish
 
2013-04-30 04:39:15 AM  

capt.hollister: ultraholland: muonic: Did they learn it from Anne Frank?

I'm still amazed that she was able to fly that plane.

all while inventing radiation


And helping all those wounded soldiers.
 
2013-04-30 05:17:38 AM  

jaytkay: Hee hee! Good one subby!

 
2013-04-30 05:29:33 AM  
My goldfish understands over 800 gestures for "the large one is going to feed me."
 
2013-04-30 07:11:06 AM  
WOW awesome headline
 
2013-04-30 08:01:49 AM  
Everyone knows the trouts speak German.
 
2013-04-30 05:42:37 PM  

HotWingAgenda: ArcadianRefugee: Wait... fish don't have hand.

/although there are fish fingers..

Frogfish do.

[violaphoto.com image 619x612]


WTF is that? Looks like a schoolkid's ceramic project gone bad....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcN4nfcletU

OK, that's some weird....
 
2013-05-01 12:44:51 AM  
Give this kind of interspecies cooperation another couple of million years to evolve, you could end up with something very interesting. When the ability to communicate is a survival advantage, you get all kinds of interesting cognitive functions.
 
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