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Beluga whale plays with seagull

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by АлександрД, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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  2. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus BUBBLLLLLLES! My Bubbles ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That beluga just wants a friend.
     
  3. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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  4. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Dolphins are known to catch fish, like rays, and use them as toys. Throwing them around like frisbees. Maybe just bored and having fun. I think more a plaything then a playmate.
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's just awesome.
     
  6. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Probably.

    Hvaldimir is obviously domesticated, he's a pack animal and he's most probably lonely after quitting the Russians and being all by himself down there in the water in Hammerfest. He obviously craves the attention he gets from humans coming to see him.

    I feel really sorry for him and am not convinced that euthanasia isn't the most humane option.
     
  7. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Barracuda

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    Well that went dark fairly quickly.
     
  8. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    If you think about it, it's rather sad.
     
  9. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    So euthanasia is the answer for lonely creatures. Glad you do not run medicare
     
  10. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    I'm a specieist who believes that there's a significant difference between self-aware animals like Homo spp. and other primates, and classes which haven't shown evidence of self-awareness. So don't you worry. No matter how lonely you might feel.

    I even eat the flesh of dead animals (aka "meat"). However, most of that "meat" comes from animals who have lead a life well outside the pens used in industrial farming and thus have had a much better life than your average hamburger source.
     

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