Pharyngula

Chordate cruelty!

Oh, no…it’s a video of a sea lion brutalizing an innocent cephalopod.

It looks like this was made by attaching a camera to a sea lion. Am I wicked for thinking the next video I want to see is a sea lion slowed down by the clumsy gadgetry on its back, getting chewed on by a shark?

Yes, I am taking sides!

(Video moved below the fold because it seems to load every time the page is refreshed.)

Comments

  1. #1 billygutter01
    April 10, 2010

    Oh, the humanity!

    Wait..

    Oh, the huge manatee!

    yeah… that’s better.

  2. #2 kiyaroru
    April 10, 2010

    billygutter01 #1
    Puns are the lowest form of humour.
    Except when they are funny.

  3. #3 Pareidolius
    April 10, 2010

    His many-armed fate was sealed . . .

  4. #4 MakeNine
    April 10, 2010

    the sea lion isn’t impressed by the ‘ink’ squirts

  5. #5 RamziD
    April 10, 2010

    My condolences, PZ.

  6. #6 Xenithrys
    April 10, 2010

    PZ: This video appear to load every time I open the Pharyngula home page or refresh it, which I usually do several times a day (many more if I’m following comments). I’ll likely use up a fair chunk of my monthly bandwidth allocation before this entry drops off the page. Or I could go without for a week and face Pharyngula withdrawal symptoms.
    Can you do something about it please?

  7. #7 Glen Davidson
    April 10, 2010

    God made cephalopods out of tasty meat for a reason.

    And I’m sticking with that, at least any time I want to eat calimari.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/mxaa3p

  8. #8 Tuxedo Cartman
    April 10, 2010

    Did anybody else have the music from the opening of The Naked Gun going through their heads as the sea-lion coasted along the bottom?

  9. #9 Sven DiMilo
    April 10, 2010

    he next video I want to see is a sea lion slowed down by the clumsy gadgetry on its back, getting chewed on by a shark?

    They gat a few sharks down there, that’s for sure.

  10. #10 Roy Wayne
    April 10, 2010

    Somewhere, far off, a mantis shrimp is laughing.

  11. #11 scooterKPFT
    April 10, 2010

    That thing doesn’t look anything like a lion. It should be called a fat ocean dog or something.

  12. #12 woozy
    April 10, 2010

    Am I wicked for thinking the next video I want to see is a sea lion slowed down by the clumsy gadgetry on its back, getting chewed on by a shark?

    Yes!!! It’s not the poor sea lion’s fault some bozo packed a bunch of clumsy gadgetry on its back. And it didn’t give the sea lion any unfair advantage over the octopus.

    Now, if you wanted to see a shark chew an *unimpeded* sea lion then you aren’t wicked. (just a little sick… well, maybe not…)

  13. #13 Sven DiMilo
    April 10, 2010

    It should be called a fat ocean dog

    Los Lobos del Mar in espanyole

  14. #14 woozy
    April 10, 2010

    Well, in the interest of fairness I tried to find a shark eating sea lion video but only got this killer whale eating sea lion one.

    If I had to choose sides, I’d have to choose the side whose barking lulled me to sleep when I was a child though…

  15. #15 Xenithrys
    April 10, 2010

    Thanks PZ (ref @ #6); much appreciated.

  16. #16 speedweasel
    April 10, 2010

    (Video moved below the fold because it seems to load every time the page is refreshed.)

    Try the Flashblock plugin for Firefox

  17. #17 chuckgoecke
    April 10, 2010

    Ceviche de pulpo is really good, and I guess those Aussie sea lions know it.

  18. #18 Swampfoot
    April 11, 2010

    #8 Tuxedo Cartman, someone has apparently already had the same thought!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YcvPJs53QQ

  19. #19 jcmartz.myopenid.com
    April 11, 2010

    Well, at least in not squid porn.

  20. #20 MolBio
    April 11, 2010

    Don’t worry PZ, those waters are shark infested. A few years ago a surfer got killed by not one, but 2 great whites.

  21. #21 shonny
    April 11, 2010

    Posted by: MolBio Author Profile Page | April 11, 2010 3:21 AM

    Don’t worry PZ, those waters are shark infested. A few years ago a surfer got killed by not one, but 2 great whites.

    Jesus surfing? Thought he was supposed to walk on the water.
    But then again, great whites aren’t all that fussy.