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September 30, 2012 6:43 PM   Subscribe

The puffer fish mating dance.
posted by rhapsodie (14 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice try. These are obviously the landing imprints of the UFOs before Skydiver got to them.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:01 PM on September 30, 2012


Awwww. I find puffer fish cute, and this is another example of how adorbs they are.
posted by subbes at 7:18 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


The bowerbirds of the sea. I didn't think I could like pufferfish more, but it turns out I can!
posted by cmyk at 7:34 PM on September 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


I came here expecting Robin Sparkles but was pleasantly surprised.
posted by Talez at 7:42 PM on September 30, 2012


Both beautiful and fascinating.
posted by calamari kid at 8:00 PM on September 30, 2012


I came here expecting Belinda Carlisle and farming but was pleasantly surprised.
posted by univac at 8:03 PM on September 30, 2012


OMG LET ME HUG ONE

OW OW OW OW OW OW
posted by The Whelk at 8:09 PM on September 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


I, for one, welcome our new puffery overlords
posted by not_on_display at 8:11 PM on September 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was a true story of love, craftsmanship and the desire to pass on descendants.

And when the stars are right....
posted by The otter lady at 8:49 PM on September 30, 2012


Very impressive. Did they also make the sculptures in the last photo?
posted by arcticseal at 9:02 PM on September 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Always be careful to identify the creature correctly before investigating:

"Hey, Goat, have you met my friend Bobby? He's one of those blow-up fish."
"I think you mean puffer fish."

posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 9:21 PM on September 30, 2012


Sure they're cute, but they're also incredibly aggressive. Even one the size of a marble will not swim away when you put your finger near the glass. It will back off and then swim in to try to get a taste.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 9:26 PM on September 30, 2012


Is it aggression or curiosity? At a dreary temp job I once had, the puffer fish in the tank in the break room would swim over and put his nose against the glass whenever I came in. If I moved he would follow me. He would also follow a pointing finger moving outside his tank. I like to think he was my friend and I was entertaining him. Was he actually my enemy whom I was taunting? If so, I think I owe that fish an apology.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:20 AM on October 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


mind blown.

also, newfound love for puffers will force me to refuse fugu sashimi the next time it's offered.
posted by squasha at 6:35 AM on October 1, 2012


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