January 26, 2008


See, I told you, I freaking hate dolphins.

Killer dolphins baffle marine experts

It's not really the dolphins' fault; it's dolphin love that I hate. It's the tattoos and the t-shirts and the "healing dolphin therapy" crap.

The smarter a species is, the more it can manipulate its surroundings. Enter murder. Lo and behold, humans aren't the only creature with the brain power and time on their hands to kill for no reason.

Those darling dolphins do it too.

Watching the films, Aberdeen marina biologist Dr Ben Wilson explains yet another shocking phenomenon - that the dolphins use their incredible ultra sound abilties to home in on the vital organs of their victims that will cause most damage.

"The blows are carefully targeted," says Dr Wilson, who is a member of the Scottish Association for Marine Science. "And the attacks are sustained, sometimes up to 30 minutes.

So they intentionally cause maximum damage when they're killing for fun. How quaint. But at least they don't waterboard their prey; that's torture.

God, I freaking hate dolphin love.

Posted by Sarah at January 26, 2008 02:30 PM | TrackBack

I am still trying to figure out what makes dolphins so great myself.

Posted by: Kasey at January 26, 2008 04:38 PM

I had some experience with dolphins in a husbandry course. I think it's the combination of color, squeakiness and ability to do tricks that captivates people. I was more impressed by their teeth and strength. I wouldn't want to piss off a dolphin. And now that I know they have super hero powers, I don't want to get within range of them.

Posted by: stuffed at January 26, 2008 04:49 PM

At least dolphins don't lie, don't ruin the environment, and don't hate on others for archaic religious reasons. Yeah, they rape and kill, which makes them animals just like the rest of us. But i hope they and the rest of the non-industrialized life forms here inherit the earth one day.

Posted by: Will at January 27, 2008 12:01 AM

Will, your ridiculousness writes itself too...

Posted by: Sarah at January 27, 2008 08:11 AM

I like dolphins, I have actually interacted with them from time to time. I also can say the same of my dogs. (except I loved my dogs). I think all this environmentalism, dolphin love, earth love, is caused by the fact that the human heart and soul needs a religion. Many of the same people do not believe in "God" so they make up their own, not even realizing what they are doing. I always think when I see this dolphin gaga ism they could better be taking care of the poor and needy in their neighborhoods.

Posted by: Ruth H at January 27, 2008 09:52 AM