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Originally posted by boogyman
This is slightly off topic but can you imagine if dolphins( and chimps for that matter) have culture. Traditions passed down for generations folklore even?
can you imagine what they could accomplish if they had hands?
Humpback whales are also known to use a type of tool. Utilizing their air supplies they create what has been called a "bubble net" during feeding.
Parasitism: One organism is harmed the other is benefited
Mutualism: Both organisms are benefiting
Commensalism: One organism is benefited the other is neither helped nor harmed
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism derives benefit and the other is unharmed.
1. Biology. A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
2. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.
Originally posted by apc
Just as I am not in a relationship with my hammer. I am in a relationship with the bacteria growing in my colon.. they like me and I like them, but I am not in a "prolonged association" with my coffee.
well im in a prolonged association with my coffee at the moment 2:30 am here read this old thread after looking for a link... and it got me thiking...
if dolphins did have our technology what would they build and make and research.. I reckon it wouldnt involve arms...guns
bet they would have pretty nifty fishing boats lol seriously though some amazing structures, technology (especially of the auditary and sound wave type) and inventions.
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[edit on 17-4-2007 by MischeviousElf]
Originally posted by Lady of the Lake
Monkeys use tools as well. They use stones to dig for food. They also for cracking seeds and for probing tree holes or rock crevices.
ants getting drunk and taking slaves???
are they taken for SEX SLAVES??
Male alliances typically "herd" females for anywhere from a few minutes to months These herding events are not usually enjoyed by the females. Herding is often forcible with escape events and violence involved. In a herding event males will surround the female or chase her. Aggression toward the female is common and can include: hitting with the tail, head-jerks, charging, biting, or body slamming. Should the female try to escape, which often happens, the males will chase her more often than not. Of course the ultimate goal of a herding event is sex and the males in the alliance will take turns to make sure everyone has an equal share. If the alliance has three members, only 2 will herd the female and the third will stay behind. However, the individual who is left behind changes with every herding event so again all members have an equal chance at mating.
On 3rd October 2003 a most dramatic incident occurred in which three larger dolphins, believed to be male, chased Dusty into the shallows where she was apparently taking refuge and forcibly took her out to sea with them. This was witnessed by observers both in the water (Ute and Jane) and on the shore and was concisely described to use by one local commentator as ‘Dusty was gang-banged’. That may sound over-dramatised, but during the late 1980’s researchers in Shark Bay, Western Australia, did indeed record the forcible abduction of female bottlenose dolphins in oestrus... Certainly this behaviour could be described as ‘gang rape’ if it took place within human society...