Dolphins chew puffer fish to get high?

Dolphins are said to share the human traits of bravery, jealousy and even a sense of humour.

But it seems they share some worrying vices as well.

Scientists were amazed at footage of the mammals apparently getting ‘high’ with the help of a toxic puffer fish.

AP I ZZZ Dolphin Defenders

In an extraordinary scene filmed for a new TV series, the dolphins are shown gently passing the fish between them. Experts believe the creatures are using the toxins, which emerge from the puffer fish as part of its defence mechanism, for their own enjoyment.

 They nudge the fish with their snouts and as the toxin is released into the water, they seem to lapse into a trance-like state.

At one point the dolphins are seen floating just underneath the water’s surface, apparently mesmerised by their own reflections.

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Source: The Daily Mail

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  1. David H

    We must expand the war on drugs to the dolphins! Who knows what other sea-going mammals are also getting high? The DEA needs more money and more ships to put a stop to this.

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