Queer Fish

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Queer fish*

Are you sufficiently self-aware

to realise that it is your

own equine-head

staring back at you?**

 

 

 

Notes:

* This is how the Victorians referred to seahorses.

**The sense in which animals can be said to have consciousness or a self-concept has been the subject of much debate. The best known research technique is Gordon Gallup’s mirror test. This test involves the skin of an animal being marked while it is asleep / sedated. It is then allowed to see its reflection in a mirror. If the animal spontaneously directs grooming behaviour towards the mark, that is taken as an indication that it is aware of itself. Self-awareness by this criterion has been reported for, amongst others, common chimpanzees, elephants, killer whales and magpies.

 

 

 

Author: Lexa

Enjoying life and the crazy beautiful things in it.

18 thoughts

    1. Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment Innes. I often see the photo on your gravatar pop up, but great to have a comment too. I love your photography on your blog by the way. Amazing. Have a good rest of the evening. 😃

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      1. Thanks so much!
        I do read your blog posts regularly, I don’t know why I don’t comment more often…
        Have a great one too 🙂

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  1. Yay! That is so good to read. And it made me super happy too!
    Always so good to hear from you – thanks for checking in.
    Enjoy the rest of the evening 😃

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    1. Hi! No, way too amazing a shot for me to take. Found it on the Internet. It was so unusual / inspiring that it spurred me to think longer than a few seconds about it! Mark of amgreatmphotk? Hope you had a good weekend and are looking forward to the weekend! YAY!!!!!!

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