Never thought about it…
But contextually? This is not wrong.
[via Lifehacker] “Fish Don’t Know They’re in Water”
This quote comes from a post by Derek Sivers, although the origin appears to be from a joke where one fish asks another fish “how’s the water?” The other fish replies, “what the hell is water?” The point: it’s easy to forget that what surrounds you is only normal because it’s what you know. To others, those surroundings might seem pretty strange. [Read More]
Not only that?
But apparently they don’t know they’re not supposed to be using tools either.
[via National Geographic] A blackspot tuskfish off Australia has its mouth full as it carries a cockle to a nearby rock, against which the fish was seen repeatedly bashing the shellfish to get at the fleshy bits inside.
A recent study in the journal Coral Reefs says the picture—snapped at a depth of nearly 60 feet (18 meters) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2006—is the first ever taken of a tool-using fish in the wild.
Professional diver Scott Gardner was just about out of air and swimming back to the surface when he heard an odd cracking sound nearby. Swimming over to investigate, he spotted the foot-long (30-centimeter-long) fish at work.
“When Scott showed me his photos, I said ‘Wow, this is quite amazing,’” said study co-author Alison Jones, a coral ecologist at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia.
—Ker Than [Read More]
Don;t they know, that because humans have deemed it so, fish aren’t suppose to be able to use such tools…
Tools only the most advanced of species can utilize?
Then again, we pretty much live in ‘water’ ourselves…
So what do we know?