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Let's be careful out there (and less foolish)

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by chillyinCanada, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    My first thought was at least it wasn't a Blue Ring.
     
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  3. caydiver

    caydiver Manta Ray

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    Wow. So this happened out of the water on a fishing tournament? Is that animal cruelty?
     
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  4. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

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    I was thinking it was more along the lines of human stupidity.
     
  5. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In my head is the opening scene from the movie ‘Idiocracy’.


    (NSFW due to profanity)
     
  6. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You would think professional divers would be more aware than this lady at a fishing tournament, but we have had to chastise more than a few DMs for trying to get divers in our group to handle an octopus that had been extracted from its hiding spot. Assuming that we were afraid, they kept insisting my wife and I handle the octopus until we gave the universally understood middle digit hand signal.
     
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  7. JHumbert15

    JHumbert15 DIR Practitioner

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    A little more than stupidity.

    - Jake
     
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  8. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    maybe I'm warped but it's kinda funny...i guess some things can come back and bite you in the facial arse.
     
  9. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    Wow, let's grab a wild animal that bites and stick it on the face.

    Who's surprised it actually bit her...anyone?
     
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  10. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    In the video interview, she speaks of its beak biting her in what strikes me as a matter-of-fact tone, as though she was aware when she put the octopus on her face that the octopus had a beak that could pierce her skin, but I am dubious that she was aware of that before she did it. I think she got an education.
     
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