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Dolphin Obesity: A Growing Problem

Aquarium staff at Kinosaki Marine World in western Japan recently noticed that their dolphins were less acrobatic in their performances and more lethargic in general. Concerned about their health, the dolphins were weighed and found to be significantly heavier since only a few months prior. Apparently a fattier mackeral, their typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner, was to blame. Aquarists quickly started calling the dolphins “fatty” and “fatty-fat-fat” and telling them no one would love them in an effort to get them to throw-up their meals after eating them. When that failed, they tried putting them on a diet and an increased exercise regimen, which appears to be working. This story was only worth posting because of these pics of fat dolphins I found:

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I’m big boned!

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A niche fetish within a niche fetish. We just made one total weirdos day.

Thanks to enterprise search guru Chris Cleveland for forwarding along.

Comments

  1. #1 Jenbug
    September 30, 2008

    Good god, that pic on the bottom is absolutely adorable. I don’t know why he’s out of the water though, that’s a bit troubling.

    “I won’t be doing any tricks until the presence of cookies is established. No Oreo, no flip de flip.’

  2. #2 Sobex
    September 30, 2008

    I assume the picture on the bottom is a small sculpture resting on a stump/brick. Dolphins can’t support their own weight on a beach of sand, let alone on hard surfaces.

  3. #3 Andrew
    September 30, 2008

    Sobex – Close. It’s actually a real fat baby dolphin that has been frozen solid and put on a post to warn other dolphins from stealing my brother’s popsicles!

  4. #4 Adrienne
    September 30, 2008

    Time to send Oprah’s trainer to help. And maybe Dr. Phil too.

  5. #5 vanderleun
    September 30, 2008

    I blame global warming.

  6. #6 milkshake
    October 1, 2008

    I knew it – manatees evolved from dolphins, in Southern US

  7. #7 anonymous
    August 9, 2009

    The picture on top is fake. It’s a manatee with a dolphin’s head edited on it. The one on the bottom is stone.

  8. #8 film izle
    August 15, 2010

    Dolphins can’t support their own weight on a beach of sand, let alone on hard surfaces.
    It’s actually a real fat baby dolphin that has been frozen solid and put on a post to warn other dolphins from stealing my brother’s popsicles!

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    October 11, 2010

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