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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:27 PM

"Get this thing off of me!"

Octopus hitches ride on dolphin's genitals


By Stephanie Pappas
(livescience.com)
(LiveScience) An octopus got the joyride of its life last week when it somehow became stuck on the belly of a bottlenose dolphin in the Ionian Sea. More specifically, the tentacled sea creature had a seat on the dolphin's genital slit.
Researchers with the Ionian Dolphin Project, part of the Tethys Research Institute, were observing a foursome of dolphins near the island of Kalamos off the west coast of Greece. Suddenly, one of the dolphins leapt out of the water with something strange dangling from its stomach. It wasn't until the researchers examined their photos of the leap that they realized the unidentified object was an octopus.

The tentacled hitchhiker was attached to the dolphin's genital slit. Photographer Joan Gonzalvo isn't sure what the octopus was up to, though he told New Scientist that perhaps the dolphin tried to eat the octopus and the animal lodged itself along the dolphin's genital slit to escape.

The dolphin may have been leaping from the water to detach its uninvited guest, Gonzalvo, the project manager of the Ionian Dolphin Project, wrote on the organization's blog. After shaking the octopus loose, the dolphin continued to swim with no signs of discomfort, he added.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57455945/octopus-hitches-ride-on-dolphins-genitals/

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n2doc Jun 2012 OP
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #1
Ian David Jun 2012 #2
LAGC Jun 2012 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #3
longship Jun 2012 #4
arcane1 Jun 2012 #5
laconicsax Jun 2012 #6
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Occulus Jun 2012 #11
Silent3 Jun 2012 #7
WillParkinson Jun 2012 #8
Javaman Jun 2012 #9
Motown_Johnny Jun 2012 #10
Orsino Jun 2012 #12
NickB79 Jun 2012 #14
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #15

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:30 PM

1. Poor Octopus thinks it's a

Crab.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:32 PM

2. God made Flipper and Eve, not Oscar and Flipper! n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 02:10 PM

13. LMAO!

DU never disappoints...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. How would YOU feel if you found an octopus hanging onto your

genitals?

Huh?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:01 PM

4. Wheeeee! What fun!

I want to see an octopus riding on a Saturn V rocket. Now that would be cool.

Of course, there's always the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus which rides the rather less exciting trees in NW USA.

Myself, if I were an octopus, I would Just hide. <==== click through. Amazing video.


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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:13 PM

5. This is why I'm glad to have arms and hands

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:21 PM

6. Fucking tentacle rape!

 

It's everywhere now!

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:06 PM

11. .

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:37 PM

7. I hate when that happens. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 06:25 AM

8. Daisy Dolphin just knew...

Everyone else was just jealous of her new bling.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:34 AM

9. would this be dolphin or octopus porn? nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 06:56 PM

10. Bestiality

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 01:02 PM

12. Before you ask, the octopus charges three bucks per minute. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:26 AM

14. Getting suckered off. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 05:48 PM

15. Talk about getting sucked!

 

OUCH!

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