Queer Fish

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Queer fish*

Are you sufficiently self-aware

to realise that it is your

ownย 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 Gallupโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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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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