Duuuuude. Check THIS out. Young, stoner dolphins are believed to manipulate puffer fish to release their nerve toxins… ON PORPOISE!
From The Independent: “Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to have worked out how to make the fish release just the right amount.
“Carefully chewing on the puffer and passing it between one another, the marine mammals then enter what seems to be a trance-like state.
The behaviour was captured on camera by the makers of Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, a series produced for BBC One by the award-winning wildlife documentary producer John Downer.
“Rob Pilley, a zoologist who also worked as a producer on the series, told the Sunday Times: ‘This was a case of young dolphins purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating.
“‘After chewing the puffer gently and passing it round, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.'” Radical, dude. Don’t bogart that puffer! 4:20 Pacific time!