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That’s a heaviside’s dolphin. Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
Does that mean that little guy is full grown?
Yup. The whole cephalorhynchus genus are all quite small.
Whew, that’s good to know, cause all I was thinking was “without its mother around, that baby isn’t gonna make it”
Here's a dude filming* a pod of em.
Awesome video! Thanks GameStop!
... What's the trade in value of an old Nintendo DS?
I'll give ya a digital coupon for 50% off my newsletter for it.
So it won't get any bigger and will fit in my bathtub?
I think it's a firm maybe.
The wiki article says they can get up to 5'11" long, and unless that man is huge that's not a nearly 6 foot long animal.
But it could also just be a shorter member of the species.
They also take like 6 years to mature and only live to 20 years, so encountering a juvenile seems more likely than it would be for a lot of animals.
Thank God, I'd die of embarrassment if I was an adult dolphin and got beached.
I can't remember the name offhand but I just recently learned about a species like these ones. about 50-60 specimens left in the worlds. Very nearly gone. Nice to see these ones not yet threatened but I hope that's not for lack of study. They seem native to only a small area.
Down to 30 was the last count. It's really terrible seeing a species on the brink and there's almost nothing we can do. We are a terrible force to nature.
Yeah that's what I was seeing. Dolphins haven't really fared well in captivity. The Baiji dolphin in China was too far gone and declared extinct back in 2006 despite efforts in prior years to save them. Under 30 is still possible for a comeback but I just don't see it happening in the current political climate where folks are still debating whether or not
science climate change is "real".
It didn't look THAT heavy, don't blubber shame. :)
Who knows how long that poor guy has been stuck like that. It could be severely dehydrated and overheating to the point that it’s deflated. Glad that guy got there when he did.
He ain’t heavy, he’s my blubber.
It’s whale worth it though 👍
From our angle we can only see the lightside
Dangit. I thought it was a porpoise and was getting ready with the porpoise puns.
Don’t let the species stop you. After all, dolphins and porpoises aren’t all that much different and I find animal puns quite finny.
Aww... You did that on porpoise!
Wait. Does that mean some biologist long ago named this after themselves and their last name was ‘heaviside’? Poor bastard. No wonder they studied whales.
“Early in the 19th century, a specimen was caught off the Cape of Good Hope and brought to the United Kingdom by a Captain Haviside of the British East India Company. Zoologist John Edward Gray, who described the species in his Spicilegia Zoologica, misidentified Haviside as the surgeon John Heaviside, whose collection was acquired roughly contemporaneously. ‘Heaviside's Dolphin’ is most common in the literature, though some authorities use the originally-intended name ‘Haviside's dolphin’.” It was an accident and subsequent misidentification.
Still a whale to me....whaley cute that is
This is a small dolphin named the Heaviside's dolphin. They are much smaller than a bottlenose dolphin but just as intelligent. I wonder if this one will remember this encounter.
In 20 years that guy will fall off a boat and will be saved by this whale (or dolphin) who remembers him. At least that what movies teach me.
Man: is dying on a deserted island
Dolphin: I HAVE COME TO RESCUE YOU
Man: It’s been so lo...
Dolphin: Throws man into ocean
This made me cackle, thank you!
And soon after, some punk will go and kill the whale (or dolphin) and steal that guy’s car. Little did the punk know, that guy once killed three men in a bar with a pencil.
A FUCKING pencil!
He’s the one you call to kill the fooking boogeyman
My Russian buddy said that word means witch, not boogyman. I'm not Russian though so /shrug
Then suddenly he asked to leave...
Dinner reservation for one
And that whale, had killed three pencils with a bar
some punk will go and kill the whale
Norway or Japan
While on holiday in Kenya and walking through the bush a man comes across an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seems distressed so the man approaches very carefully. He gets down on one knee and inspects the bottom of the elephant's foot only to find a large thorn deeply embedded. As carefully and as gently as he can he removes the thorn and the elephant gingerly puts its foot down. The elephant turns to face the man and with a rather stern look on its face, stares at him. For a good ten minutes the man stands frozen - thinking of nothing else but being trampled.
Eventually the elephant turns and walks away.
For years after, the man often remembers and ponders the events of that day. Years later the man is walking through the zoo with his son. As they approach the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants turns and walks over to where they are standing at the rail. It stares at him and the man can't help wondering if this is the same elephant. The man climbs tentatively over the railing and makes his way into the enclosure. He walks right up to the elephant and stares back in wonder. Suddenly the elephant wraps its trunk around one of the man's legs and swings him wildly back and forth along the railing, instantly killing him.
Probably not the same elephant then.
Yeah but was the elephant responsible for one of the most iconic moments of early WWE?
Undertakers did have to bury that mankind something 10 + 6ft underground
PUNY HUMAN. ELEPHANT SMASH!
That species only lives to 20 years old, so it would have to be a child of this dolphin.
The ancient technique of the elders
Alternatively when the whale uprising happens, this one might spare some humans including the dude
In 20 years that guy will fall off a boat and will be eaten by this whale who doesn’t remember him. What real life teaches me. (Although I like your version better)
What we see here is man marching to the sea with great porpoise.
I came for the puns.
Lucky you, I only get slight chuckle from puns. I heard of a prescription drug once that had a side effect of causing that every time you sneeze.
<hands two tissues>
that’s a fetish i haven’t heard of
And it was a killer pun. A whale of pun!
I sea what u did there
I hate everything about your joke. But I still snorted my beer
I don't want to tell you how to live your life but it's much better to drink it instead.
I think you mean with little porpoise.
Whale, that's one way to put it
One could even go so far as to say he is burdened with glorious porpoise.
All dolphins are whales, not all whales are dolphins
OP is technically right
TIL dolphins are whales, which makes sense when you think about it.
I thought Cetaceans mostly beached themselves if something is wrong, like an illness.
I saw a documentary that attributed a lot of whale beaching to ocean noise. Since whale use sound to communicate, it can really fuck with their heads. The noise from ships operating and radar pulses make the ocean a pretty loud place. Oil and gas companies also use a form of sonar to find new spots to drill, which is basically a never-ending stream of noise. Sound travels pretty far in the ocean too.
It’s also possible this poor lil guy got confused and went too shallow and got pulled up onto shore
He's small enough that those gnarly waves could've thrown him beyond his ability to swim back out.
Not sure but if you watch as the guy tilts it over a little it looks like on its left side next to the dorsal fin is a bit messed up. Might have got a skin disease and had some bigger fish picking away at it (my extensive marine biological knowledge of owning a fish tank when I was a teenager). Either way if it had given up it could take it as a sign to have another go.
Ok let's clear up some misconceptions!
no, it is not a baby. It is an adult Heaviside's dolphin!
yes, this is a whale. Dolphins are whales.
while his efforts were valiant, for all you reading this, don't do this yourself! Call a Marine Life rescue, local authorities, or even an aquarium before handling the animal. It likely purposefully beached itself and requires professional, medical attention. Not to mention he put himself in danger and mishandling the animal could hurt it more.
that doesn't mean we gotta be condescending! Anyone doing their part to help wildlife deserves praise, and if they were wrong, it's an opportunity to nicely correct them! Don't hate, educate!
Thanks for reading, and keep supporting wildlife!
Edit: curse you, autocorrect!
Edit: Yay! Thanks for giving my PSA some love, friend who gave me gold!
Hi! I have questions! Why do marine mammals purposefully beach themselves? Serious question: what kind of danger was he in?
Thanks for the info!
One (highly valid) theory is that ocean noise from boat traffic, esp from naval ships, can be so overwhelming that it disorients and distresses whales. Another is that they do it when they are sick.
People: dolphins are whales!
The whales are taxonomically divided into baleen whales (what you think of when someone says "whale") and toothed whales, which includes the dolphins (in addition to things like sperm whales).
That dude is carrying a whale into the sea.
Damn this is what I came for. Sad it hasn’t replied.
You just can't rely on bots, man.
Sorry about the file size..
Perfect. He stalks the little guy, waiting until he grabs him by the tail and slowly drags good backwards. Next, he lifts him out of the water, walking backwards so the little guy never loses sight of what he is missing. Last, in a moment of pure cruelty, the man puts him down just out of the reach of the waves but again, the little guy can see the ocean and feel the mist kissing his already drying skin. The man walks away, content in his own evil deeds...
Please write my biopic
Its a fckin' beebee whael man!
That thing looks hurt. We gotta call the aquarium or something.
True story: I volunteer every week at the Boston Museum of Science. One day, a guy comes in saying "I'm looking for the shocks. Where are they?"
The high school girl I was working with was confused and hesitantly pointed him to the Theater of Electricity.
I jumped in and pointed him to the 4-D theater with the shark movie.
Not from Boston originally, but I try to watch that video every now and then just to train my ear :-p
Jay what is that kehd? A beebee wheel?
I did that once with a turtle that was in the middle of a neighborhood road. It tried again to cross the road after dark and got run over, I still feel bad about that 😞😞😞
Did you carry it over to the side it was trying to get to?
It looks like something happened to it on the side facing the guy. He rolled him/her over briefly and it looks like there’s some sort of flesh wound maybe but he rolled it back.
I saw that, too. If anyone ever runs into a beached marine mammal, call the nearest stranding network facility. A local aquarium will be happy to get you the right number if you can't find one.
What can you do to help them survive in the meantime? Keep them wet?
I ask this like I’ll ever run into a beached whale. But hey, ya never know.
So dont just punt it back into shallow water? ok
Yeah every time I see these posts I think of the fact that many whales will intentionally beach themselves if they're sick or dying... Animals don't easily get carried by the waves to the shore, since they can navigate the waves on a daily basis.
Looks like it's just sand to me.
Scrolling for the comment where its going to die anyways without its mom. Didn't find it
It’s fully grown.
You just posted too early, there are plenty of them now. Also I don’t think this is a baby.
It's also going to die either from whatever caused it to beach itself in the first place or the weight of its heavy muscles pressing down on its organs during the time it was beached. They don't have bodies designed to support their weight out of water, and it needs medical treatment.
also its gonna catch on fire
The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!"
The Aquaman 2 trailer sucks.
Baby whale, doo doo doo doo doo doo.
If dolphins breath air, how long could they stay out of the water before dying?
It isn't that the dolphin dies from lack of air, its own body weight crushes it as it's skeletal structure isn't adapted for life out of water, depending on the species they can live 8 hours out of water, but they suffer that entire time as their own body crushes itself
How does it work when they transfer whales on like a truck and spray them with water?
A few hours before dehydration, overheating, starvation, and what the other dude said sets in.
If you see a beached marine mammal contact the experts for a rescue if possible. Often returning them to the ocean does not help them at all. They usually beached for a reason and need REAL expert medical care.
That man had a porpoise!
Can you imagine saying that you lifted a whale?
I'm beached az bro!
If you want to give off an air of confidence, they say you should walk with a porpoise.
thassa dolphin bro. you couldnt pick up a baby whale lol
Dolphins are whales too 😂