Today Is Fish Amnesty Day!

Quoting this page, “Fish Amnesty Day is a day to recognize fish as living animals with rights and in need of protection just the same as other vertebrates.”

With that said, how bout these little dudes from Cuteporter Katy G.! “My local Dorset Wildlife Trust posted this video of Bebeh Cuttlefish that they’ve reared and released into the world at Kimmeridge Bay.”

(And can you BELIEVE the LEETLE FLICKING TONGUE ACTION?)

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on gingerblokeblog and commented:
    Vegetarians and vegans of the world unite

  2. I. LOVE. THE. TONGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. When I watched this video I thought of all the times I had done that to a box o’ popcorn at the movies. And then I thought, “it’s all wet in there, how does anything stick to his tongue?!” Like, try to do that with some milky Cap n’ Crunch this morning. No wonder fish are so trim and healthy, they have to work so hard for their vittles. Every bite is an effort.

    He needs to get a carp buddy, them suckas just Hoover the fish kibble off the top of the pond!

  4. bootstrapbeth says:

    But…but…cuttlefish aren’t fish. They’re cephalopods.

  5. bootstrapbeth says:

    And…that’s not a tongue. It’s a tentacle.

  6. Ahem!!! I hate to stand in front of the class frowning over my bifocals, but I must point out a few (egregious) errors here. One, the tiny cutie is a cuttlefish: they are NOT fish!!!! Number two: cuttlefish are not vertebrates!!! However, they are adorable and we should leave them alone. Though I love birds, I hate to see the zillions of cuttlefish killed to put into bird cages. Now you may go back to applauding the efforts of people to help fish and also to help the (nonfish) cuttlefish.

  7. Yes! Thank you! Invertebrate love <3

  8. Ahem! You missed an error! As cute as it is, that’s no tongue, those are two tentacles used to reach out and grab prey.

    But wait, there’s more (interesing info)! Cuttlefish are cephalopods, in the same group as nautilus, octopus and squids. They are shell-less members of a larger group of invertebrates, the molluscs. But just because they don’t have backbones doesn’t mean they aren’t any less interesting or worthy of appreciation.

  9. I’m glad I’m not the only one who find these little cuttlefish redonkulously cute. I’m obsessed with them when I go to the aquarium.

  10. Bweeeeee! I love cuttlefish! I am sitting under a cuttlefish ornament hanging from the kitchen light fixture right now.

    I agree, though, that is not a tongue, it is one or more tentacles.

  11. Martha in Washington says:

    I want to carry one around in my pocket! But that would probably not be a good thing, eh?
    Also, I think this is the same music they use at the PDZA jellyfish exhibit. So new agey!
    Also, also, don’t really care if they’re technically fish or not, they’re still redonkulously cute!

  12. Yes , floralist, tentacles indeed. But how much flogging can one …er, …flog here? Thank you for the correction of the omitted correction.

  13. Second that!!! =)

  14. I must add to the chorus of “Not a tongue, a tentacle” and “not a fish, a cephalopod (which is a mollusk)” and, more importantly, CUTTLEFISH = CUTE!! There is an awesome video out there somewhere of a cuttlefish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium becoming irate with his image in a video camera viewfinder and getting all Scary-Eyed! Highly recommend it!

  15. No cuddle puns?

  16. I’ve long been a fan and admirer of octopuses, but this is the first time I’ve ever thought a cuttlefish as cute as an octopus. Let’s hear it for cephalopods!

  17. Awwwww, amazing! Search YouTube for “Angry Cuttlefish” (uploaded by a Brian Leahy).

  18. Hear, hear! :-)

  19. Here fishy! Fishy! Fishy!
    Here fishy! Fishy! Fishy!

  20. cuddlefish, obvy

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