Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dolphin Gangs Roll Deep

So I had a hilarious discussion over beers and pizza this weekend with some friends. I asked the age old question... "what is your opinion on dolphins?"... anyhow that turned out to be pretty funny and somehow I was schooled that apparently fast food firms usually get 'retarded cows' at auction cuz they are cheap. Thus your McDonalds burger may be from a 'retarded cow'. I'd need to look more into that one though...
Anyhow on the subject of dolphins... I had read in the past that Dolphins totally roll in Gangs... and practice kidnapping... much like people do in 3rd world countries.... I looked into it a bit more and found this gem from how stuff works... check it here

So think twice before you smile at a dolphin... he may try to shank you...

My friend Sarah G. says of dolphins... "they are the cute and intelligent mammals of the sea"... Intelligent indeed Sarah....

From the article
In Shark Bay, on the coast of Western Australia, researchers from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth have observed gangs of male dolphins harassing and intimidating sexually receptive mature female dolphins. The researchers, led by biologist Richard Connor, documented several cases in which male dolphins, working in groups of twos and threes, “kidnapped” females from other dolphin groups. The females were then held captive for as long as one month.

As part of one two-year study that began in 1995, Connor studied a “supergang” of 14 adult male bottle-nosed dolphins in Shark Bay. Although he had studied other groups of dolphins that teamed up in twos or threes, this appeared to be an alliance of several smaller gangs united to form the supergang


Here is a great article from the Onion... on if Dolphin's evolved opposable thumbs..

"I believe I speak for the entire human race when I say, 'Holy fuck,'" said Oceanographic Institute director Dr. James Aoki, noting that the dolphin has a cranial capacity 40 percent greater than that of humans. "That's it for us monkeys."

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