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Tue May 1, 2012, 02:18 PM

Cetacean Bullying




A lone dolphin has spent the past several days residing in a California coastal bay after several reports suggest it was "bullied" by a pod of fellow dolphins that were blocking its return to the open sea.

"He was scared, he was intimidated, he was bullied," Peter Wallerstein of the Marine Animal Rescue told the Los Angeles Times.

At first, wildlife officials tried encouraging "Bolsa Chica Bob" to return to sea. But when the dolphin, who is nicknamed after the section of wetlands he has been taking shelter in, tried returning to the ocean he was met by two other dolphins who blocked his path.

"There could be tension among the dolphin pod, and dolphins can be very aggressive, even among themselves," Wallerstein said. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/bullied-dolphin-hiding-pushy-pod-officials-165111005.html



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marmar May 2012 OP
CatWoman May 2012 #1
zappaman May 2012 #2
freshwest May 2012 #4
xchrom May 2012 #3
marmar May 2012 #6
Enrique May 2012 #5
Poll_Blind May 2012 #7
trumad May 2012 #8
Poll_Blind May 2012 #9
FSogol May 2012 #10
A HERETIC I AM May 2012 #13
FSogol May 2012 #14
jberryhill May 2012 #11
dhill926 May 2012 #16
Catherina May 2012 #12
Poll_Blind May 2012 #15
Catherina May 2012 #18
Poll_Blind May 2012 #20
Catherina May 2012 #23
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #21
Catherina May 2012 #17
Poll_Blind May 2012 #19
Catherina May 2012 #24
Cali_Democrat May 2012 #22
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Poll_Blind May 2012 #25

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:24 PM

1. who knew dolphins can be dicks too?

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:25 PM

2. LOL n/t

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:26 PM

4. Dickishness is universal. When a woman is a dick, we have another name for it.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. They're cute - but dolphins can act out. Nt

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Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:29 PM

6. Yeah, I saw something on Animal Planet or National Geographic Channel.....


...... called the "Dark Side of Dolphins". ...... It definitely shed Flipper in a new light.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:28 PM

5. if my name was "Bolsa Chica Bob"

I'd get bullied too.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:36 PM

7. Dolphins are nasty. They're down with gang rape and all sorts of nasty shit.

If your small boat capsizes offshore and a bunch of dolphins start nudging you to (what you think is) safety...they're not. They're just pushing you to a spot where nobody can see them rape you. Then and only then will they allow you to grab a fin and bring you back to shore.

Unless they think you could identify them in a line-up.

Dolphins are a brutal society. Lotsa footage on YouTube.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:38 PM

8. How the fuck can a Dolphin rape you?

 

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Response to trumad (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:39 PM

9. They can't. I wear special shorts when I go swimming. nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:41 PM

10. Duzy!, I mean, ahem, Dolphin rape is no laughing matter.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

13. "What are you in for?"

"EE EEE EE E E EEE ERRR II I II EEE E E"

Whoa dude. Stay the fuck on your side of the cell, OK?"

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #13)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:12 PM

14. LOL.

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Response to trumad (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 02:48 PM

11. Do you really want to know?

 




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Response to jberryhill (Reply #11)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:15 PM

16. well quite frankly....

the top one seems consensual......

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Response to trumad (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:05 PM

12. This can really happen

I went scuba diving in the Caribbean and 9 months later had a baby dolphin. I named her Trumad the Mermaid and love her very much.

The best part is when she comments on posts in H&M

xoxo

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Response to Catherina (Reply #12)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:14 PM

15. Whoa, and I'd always heard dolphin rapists go straight for the...starfish!



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #15)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:22 PM

18. Lol

I seriously want to know how factual this is because I love dolphins and hate how we abuse them. I especially hate how the military has been training them to do all sorts of things perverted to their nature, and also how our underwater weapons are harming them.

If they're so no picky when aroused that they'd rape humans, it wouldn't make me love them less but darn, now I want to know if this is true since you're the one who posted that and I have the utmost respect for your knowledge.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #18)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:33 PM

20. Well, I mean...Just because dolphins do abhorrent things as animals, doesn't...

...mean we should exploit them as we do. I mean, if we could train great white sharks to do the same things as our military does with dolphins, would that make it less challenging, ethically?

I'm not intending to say that's what you were proposing, but I'm just tossing it out there.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #20)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:40 PM

23. I had no doubts that you weren't

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Response to trumad (Reply #8)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:34 PM

21. They didn't, in the old days.

Since the space patriarchy pornified our oceans, however.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:15 PM

17. No real footage that I could find my friend

I think this is an urban legend.

Dolphins and Bonobos are the only other mammals known so far to have sex for pleasure and, on top of that, not being too particular about their partners when aroused, but I can't find a single documented case of dolphin rape. Well other than mine of course

Could you?

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Response to Catherina (Reply #17)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:31 PM

19. Just Dolphins and Bonobos? You forget: We're all just 1 trampoline fall from...

...being humped by a dog.



Even the elderly are not safe:


On a more serious note, I was speaking about dolphins raping within their own kind, although some footage in an above post does seem to indicate a dolphin would have tried to rape a human female diver if her partner had not pulled her to him and protected her.

This is a good example, from a quick search:


PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #19)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:45 PM

24. It's clearer now

I thought you were saying they raped humans in their caves.

Gang love among themselves doesn't surprise me. I'm not sold on them raping humans though. The last video was interesting.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #7)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:36 PM

22. OMG...see what you've done?

 

This sub thread has me in stitches

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #22)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:30 PM

25. .





PB

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