Don’t bogart that Puffer my pal, pass it over to me…
Posted: 08 January 2014 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Getting high on porpoise?

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/dolphins-deliberately-get-high-on-puffer-fish-nerve-toxins-by-carefully-chewing-and-passing-them-around-9030126.html

In extraordinary scenes filmed for a new documentary, young dolphins were seen carefully manipulating a certain kind of puffer fish which, if provoked, releases a nerve toxin.

Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to have worked out how to make the fish release just the right amount.

Carefully chewing on the puffer and passing it between one another, the marine mammals then enter what seems to be a trance-like state.

The behaviour was captured on camera by the makers of Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, a series produced for BBC One by the award-winning wildlife documentary producer John Downer.

Unfortunately, the video still isn’t available as the premiere is this evening, er today on BBC One, but only playing on the other side of the pond.

VIDEO: Trailer And Episode Synopsis For Dolphins - Spy In The Pod Narrated By David Tennant
http://tennantnews.blogspot.com/2013/12/video-trailer-and-episode-synopsis-for.html

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Posted: 11 January 2014 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Party on dolphins!

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Posted: 11 January 2014 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Now all they have to do is teach them how to click “man, this is some really good shit!”


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Posted: 13 January 2014 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 11 January 2014 01:14 PM

Now all they have to do is teach them how to click “man, this is some really good shit!”


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And: “Pass the Doritos, doooood.”

Take care,

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