I’m a marine biologist and, to be honest, I kind of hate dolphins

This is glorious, by an old professor of mine at UC Santa Barbara.

Quick story about dolphins, I don’t really hate dolphins, just what they do to people. Every summer I work down in the Florida Keys and there is a small pod of dolphins, maybe 6-8 of them, that lives in the vicinity of one of my study sites. We see them all the time, like almost daily. The first time out with new interns I always slow down the boat and let everyone get a good look. And then every time after that I zoom right past because, geez guys, we saw them the first day and there they are again, the same dolphins just swimming and breathing, not doing anything different. But every damn time the interns want to stop and look and gawk and take pictures. It’s enough to make a guy hate dolphins.


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