“Hey hey hey hey. Pet me”
Been diving with the grey seals around the Farnes. Had a few seals come up behind me out of the kelp and grab a fin. When I turned around they'd hang in the water looking innocently off in the other direction, EXACTLY what my old black lab used to do after attacking the back of my slipper. Also had a seal give me a full on cuddle while nuzzling my mask.
Sea lions in the Galapagos stole my wife's dive cap and played keep-away with us. Also played with our bubbles. Probably the most fun dive I've ever been on.
More sea lion/seal stories, please
Dove with sea lions a few times near the Channel Islands... super friendly. Gave me a scare a few times when they would swim quickly across my vision... a large underwater creature coming out of the murky water is always a fright.
Come right up to you, looking in your eyes and getting really close to your face - like from all angles, upside down etc..
Also, they realllly stink
They stink? TIL.
Yes, like a wet dog that has never been bathed covered in fish, with a hint of ammonia thrown in. Their poop is especially pungent.
In San Fran you can smell the sea lions of Pier 39 from blocks away.
You sure that’s not just all the shit on the sidewalks?
Lol it gets worse than normal. It smells like fishy wet dog.
Hold on, let me grab my poop map
Shit composed of dead of rotten fish is definitely the smelliest shit.
La Jolla (San Diego suburb.) has a seal/bird shit smell season. The entire town just gets destroyed by it.
Wet dog x1000
How... How do you smell them underwater?
When you surface and they surface next to you, because they are super curious. Also, they love to sun on rocks and boats, so I have smelled them there, too.
Not a sea lion, and not me lol
My dad used to dive. One time something was wrong with his partner, having a coughing fit or something. He headed towards him, then an otter appeared and grabbed both sides of his mask and stared him in the face for a little bit, checking him out. His partner was laughing because my dad didn’t notice the otter had hitched a ride, holding onto his tanks
I have a new request: more otter stories, please
On the islands they're everywhere. At night the come onto the sidewalks and gazebos and benches and take over. For naps.
The resident sea lions off the coast of La Jolla, CA will frolic in the water with you. I’ve had numerous encounters with them, swimming along side you, blowing bubbles underneath you, and just having a good time in the water. Seem to really enjoy barking back and forth with you, while lounging on the rocks in the sun. They aren’t big on being touched though.
That's because Humans smell like dried manatees.
They aren’t big on being touched though.
They aren’t big on being touched though.
That's because they're wild animals and you shouldn't be touching them.
This. After seeing their teeth and how they can chomp a big fish in half no problem, I’m sure they wouldn’t think twice about taking your hand off.
I was honestly getting pissed off reading a lot of these comments. Obviously you can't always avoid wildlife. Sometimes they'll approach you and you don't have much choice but to interact with them. But you shouldn't be seeking out these interactions. They're wild animals, they can and will fuck you up, sometimes for no reason.
Just look at recent bison incidents in Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks. Both of them recently had bison "attacks" because people were being idiots around them. And that's just two places, there's almost daily stories any more of people being idiots around animals because they refuse to accept how dangerous the animals are.
Did you hear about the one that used to be married to Heidi Klum?
ISN'T THAT CRAZY?
It was the spring of 99'. Wasn't nothin in particular about the year until that day. The kids was goin to school. Little Billy would sit out by that lonesome rock off Jerfferson road. After I got back from the general store to pick up the paper and neared my picket fence with the cracked white paint I seen something out in the distance.
A large murder of crows in numbers I ain't seen before. Now Strange thing was even though they was so far away I felt as if they was staring deep into my soul.
A sense of dread overtook me. I continued into my home when I noticed the shelf to the right that keeps my wife's and I wedding photo or whatever memory of love we might have had, was on the floor.
Me being a man of sense I reached for my holster to grab my piece.
"Aaaaye! Anybody in here? Now I ain't the violent type but I also ain't the type to not shoot. You come on out with your hands up now you hear".
I felt eyes on me wherever I went. I started hearing creaking from upstairs. As I made my way up, the sense of sorrow overcame me. I entered my room and looked around. Ain't nothin in there. I sat on my bed. Put my hands over my eyes.
"I must be tired" I thought. The lack of sleep and wondering what comes next for my farm and the last few years of drought have really done numbers on me.
Then at that moment, crows stop crowing, the wind stopped blowing, the clocks stop ticking. The room grew silent. I looked up to the devil himself. A man as tall as a bear but cloaked in shadow. I reached for my gun and shot off a few clip. Nothing.
Then out of nowhere, crashing through my window, a hero appeared. Caped and a mask covering his eyes with an "S" on his chest. I heard about him from the TV.
"SUPER SEAL!?" I exclaimed. Flippin and slapping the shadow figure. POW, BANG, KACHINGA! super seal gave him the right flipper and then the left flipper.
Out of what I can only say is fear, the shadow man vanished into thin air.
"Thank you Super Seal. Ya saved this old fools life."
Super seal just looked at me clapped his fins together and boldly gave me an "Arf".
Flew away back out the window and never looked back.
That's a day I will never forget.
A large murder of crows in numbers I ain't seen before.
A large murder of crows in numbers I ain't seen before.
A large murder of crows in numbers I ain't never seed before.
Come on now, stay in character.
^ ^ ^ This guy knows his Jethro's.
I know a guy who dove with loose seals, got his hand bite clean off.
He was hooked on them -- loved loose seals.
Oh lawwd now I wanna get my scuba license just to be pet by those HydroPuppies
Same. My SO already has his and has all the gear, and has been trying to talk me into trying it out. Farthest I've gotten is trying out the breathing thingamajig while standing in our nice and dry living room lmao I love the water, don't get me wrong, but the idea of having many feet of water above and below me and murky water I won't be able to see well in, especially since I don't wear contacts and have wear glasses, along with the fear of the tank springing a leak and yadda yadda yadda, it just sends my anxiety through the roof.
Lol that’s damn true but I’m afraid I’ll panic and I’ll be sent thro the roof
My sister tried it but they got the weight balance wrong and was more heavily weighed down on one side so all she could do was turn in circles. Add that to the fact that she found breathing in the mask so unnatural that It totally freaked her out and she has had a fear of scuba diving ever since.
One of the best experiences of my life was Galapagos sea lions swimming right up to me and blowing their own bubbles right in my face, then darting away. And then coming back to do it again.
Maybe it was trying to communicate with you.
Sea lions in the Galapagos stole my wife
Sea lions in the Galapagos stole my wife
YOU ARE LUCKY! Would love to have experienced that!
I was about to say that this sea lion reminds me of a lab or retriever, lol
That is a cool story! Would they ever bite you, even if playfully?
Not heard of it happening. The diving and snorkeling trips tend to be run after the breeding season when they don't have young pups so the seals aren't aggressive at all. Funnily enough I was bitten on the foot by a pup when I was younger but that was because I didn't see it until I almost stood on it.
/r/sealionsex it's a bit cuddly but its quite popular
Excuse me what
You have sea lions on land?
yeah, we call them dogs.
Yup, they're called land sea lions.. and I tame them
Seals are the ocean's dogs
In dutch we call them zeehonden what is translated in seadogs
In German we call them Seehund which also means sea dog 🤜🤛
In English we call them seals. Which doesn’t mean sea dogs I think.
In English it means a device or substance that is used to join two things together so as to prevent them from coming apart or to prevent anything from passing between them.
Or so I'm told.
The two things joined together in this case are the sea and a dog. English is such a poetic language.
This reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes
Edit: forgot an e
In my native language (Squamish) we call them asxw pronounced ah-ss-xw and the story is that the great flood came and our ancestors had to flea their homes, some going to the sea and becoming seals and some to the mountains becoming bears. They're more like sea bears in our stories.
Moonchild, open the seventh seal.
I have never called them duct tapes.
I think it means Kiss from a Rose if I'm not mistaken.
Ah, a user of culture I see.
Lazarus, our chariot awaits!
It's short for sea lion. ... which is ........ ok.
I think thought across the pond you called them seacunts?
Well, in Dutch and German it does...
it translates to glorified murder soldier, actually
In Bahasa we call them anjing laut which also literally translates to sea dog
And pitbull are land seal
If overfed, hippo.
Mr world wide?
Na, sharks are.
Great, I love both land dogs and ocean dogs, haha
Ok I’ll pet you
How can I crack this open so I can eat it? : )
So lovely, this is the article that made my day
This is why it’s important to socialize your seal from young, that seal should know to sit and wait for pets.
That is the real question did he pet him
It’s doggie undercover 🌹🥰
I would not be comfortable with anything being that close to my breathing gear
I remember seeing a video of a diver playing (?) with an octopus that was like... suction cupping their breathing gear and that’s a big ole nope for me.
I had a tiny squid do that to me. I let it because I knew I could over power it.
What if it knew Kung Fu?
I'd hire him to "wrestle" Japanese prostitutes on pornhub
Do go on ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Like Neo in the Matrix?
Happy cake day
Thank you! You were my only Happy Cake Day and it strangely meant a lot.
What if it had a gun?
Once they succ on to you though good luck with that my friend
you'd be shocked. a tiny octopus smaller than your fist could overpower an average man underwater.
Are you saying this because you know it or because you heard it?
I read it in a book about octopuses.
What book... because we both know you totally made that shit up. Having actually played with octopuses I can assure you they do not have super strength. Also this is a weird flex lie since we were talking about squids. They are an entirely different animal.
Don't take my word for it. Go check the many, many YouTube videos of people playing with them. You will see even adult giant octapuses are easily manhandled.
It was The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Even a simple Google search would show you that octopuses have incredible grip strength.
no they don't. Source: have held and handled octopuses. You can very easily get away from one should you want to and if they wrap around them you just remove them one tentacle at a time. FFS your source is
"Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death. "
Lol that's your source? You're an idiot. If you were talking like a humbolt squid or something then yes it would be quite hard to escape from a 100lb squid with hooks in it's tenticles. A full grown octopus is easy to fight off though. Literally tons of videos on youtube displaying this.
An octopus the size of your hand? Guess how I can tell you're not a diver and have no idea what you are talking about. The only hand sized octopus that could hurt a person would be the blue ring octopus and that's because it's venomous as shit.
note the amazing lack of super strength
Guess how many deaths are on record? zero.
Please stop making things up and spreading misinformation on the internet.
And this is the lul of the night:
In the 1960s, divers would willingly grapple octopuses in octopus wrestling, a then-popular sport in coastal United States.
I actually am a diver, would you like to see my padi card? It's in my wallet. But that's completely irrelevant. I was just repeating something I remembered from a book. (It's a fantastic book by the way, you seem passionate about octopuses, so it's definitely worth a read). Why are you being so weirdly accusatory? Look, if the fact I was repeating was wrong, take it up with the author whose book I read, not me. Why are you so fucking angry about octopuses? Stop responding to me. You're making me uncomfortable.
That's not true at all
Through Scuba training, you learn to get your regulator back and clear it. No problems, and sea doggo will help you!
I've had my reg knocked out on many occasions, it's no big. But it's always humans that have done it to me, gotta watch out for them!
Humans are the worst of all sea creatures.
Not that I disagree, but the diver appears to be 10 ft or so below water with the amount of sunlight refracting. If there was a mishap they could go right up.
Slow down on the mescaline my friend.
No that’s definitely a thing. Any post with a big dog will have comments like that, especially if it’s a breed with a bad reputation.
Like Labradors. Those fuckers are pure evil.
If something were to happen a diver can actually slowly exhale one breath as they ascend from any open water diving depth due to the pressure around them decreasing and allowing the air in their lungs to expand. I always thought that was interesting.
From my understanding, you have good reason. I read on another post with a seal that sometimes they'll take a flipper, sometimes theyll take more important stuff cus it's not like they know we need it to breathe lol
Nah, it's safe. They'd seriously struggle to take anything, and in general they just tend to chew on things to inspect it. There's nothing vital they can really interact with unless they grow thumbs.
If you suddenly found yourself without air 10m underwater, just drop your weight belt.
Things to remember that I will hopefully never need lol
There's always the backup line
Sneaky bastards been farting into your backup line before tugging on the main one.
Every time I see a gif of an intelligent ocean animal hanging out with humans my first thought is always "okay but what is it actually doing?"
If they are intelligent then just being curious and checking them out. If they aren't smart then I would wonder what biological function it's trying to perform
Second half looks like homie trying to give that diver the wet dick willy or open him like a clam and eat
I notice you have lots of upvotes but no replies. I just want to take a moment to thank you for this comment and let you know I truly laughed out loud while reading it waiting for my sandwich in a Wawa.
Well I'm laughing just as much with ya then thanks for the message you enjoy the samich
What's a Wawa?
It’s is a store/gas station chain. I live on the east coast of the US, so that also might be costal thing
Is it just a jersey thing? I'm in NY and we don't have any
Prevalent in NJ, DE, PA, MD, VA & FL but yes they do dominate NJ.
“Hey. Hey you. You got something stuck on your face. Imma help get it off.”
Most of the time the less intelligent ones to my knowledge are just figuring out if you're food, or if you're a cleaner fish, or something they can hide on/in.
I saw some YouTube video about this fish which comes up and swims around people and rubs against them, and it was because they really liked the warmth
Yea that’s what they want you to think. They are really just perverts.
I mean perverts do like the warmth
Or the cold
"Wonder if I can eat this?" or "Will this impress my crush?"
Then there are dolphins which are considered smart and are also known to try and perform biological functions around humans.
"Friend. Freind. New friend. Sharks nearby. Look we gotta leave.. seriously sharks. Bro."
diver gives shark pats
"Dude, you hit bottom or something? You hitting the puffer? Like okay, I'll appreciate your wake from up here, enjoy. Seriously let's go, no joke, your new friend has too many teeth."
In the case of the seal here? Exactly what the same behaviour in a dog would be, though probably with less understanding due to less inter-species interaction historically, seals not being domestic animals, and all the necessary equipment for humans to function at all let alone kind of effectively underwater for long periods.
Most of the time regardless of the animal it’s a combination of:
What are you?
Are you food?
Am I food?
And for more intelligent animals:
Will you provide food?
Can I do something to get food?
The more intelligent the further down the list they get; the more predatory (relative to humans) the higher up the list they’ll stay; and the more skittish naturally the more likely they start with “Am I food?” at the top and then go through the list as normal. So a shark will likely not be super scared of people, because we’re small and gangly, but they will be curious as to what we are and if we’re food. After realizing we’re not food (or at least not good food) they tend to stop caring pretty quick though some species/individuals will still stay curious after.
My dumb ass read "Am I food" and thought, damn, that's a smart animal to have an existential crisis like that.
...then I made the proper connections via context clues.
Don't forget that one video of the mother seal trying to teach the driver how to eat a fish.
So another for your list; do you need food?
*penguins. She was feeding him penguins!
A leopard seal brought him live penguins, then maimed ones, and eventually dead ones after figuring he was too gimpy to catch even munted penguins.
750 pounds of apex predator. It's like a tiger deciding you need to learn how to tiger.
I don’t know if this particular seal has enough socialization with humans to seek it specifically, but seals socialized to humans sometimes seek head pets because their ears are FULL of worms. All wild pinnipeds have ears just stuffed full of parasites.
I'm starting to see why we left.
Yeah, I also heartily approve of this whole hands-with-opposable-thumbs business we’ve got going on. MUCH easier to remove parasites. I don’t need no barnacle acne just cause the freeloaders know I can’t reach my face.
Probably the same thing your cat does..
This man is just like a dog! Just wants all you love and attention
So how do you know they’re intelligent?
When he knocks off his regulator, nature gonna get real lit, real quick.
There’s a video out there of a guy playing with an eel when suddenly it bites his thumb off, so I wouldn’t be surprised.
Yep, that happened... ouch
Lol. Teaching eels that hands have food.
Thumb shaped food. Looked like they were feeding them hot dogs, which look like fingers!
I was given some food to feed some parrotfish. I first dropped the bits which they eagerly ate. But when I tried to get them to eat from my hand, one took a nab at my finger. It couldn't tell the difference from my hand to the food.
by feeding them food that look like fingers
I'm gonna have to take your word on it, Chief. I am not gonna watch any thumbs coming off TUHDAY.
That link is gonna stay blue for me dog
Well it's like 7 minutes long don't worry you don't see shit in at least the first 2 minutes
You don’t really see the thumb being bitten off but you do see some pretty gruesome after photos and surgical photos. The guy now has a toe for his thumb (first toe next to the big fella) and only four toes on his left foot. Looks like it works pretty well they showed a video of him playing PlayStation and grabbing things though I’m sure he’d prefer the thumb he gave up as an eel snack. Nice of him to do that and all, I’m sure the eel enjoyed it but for me I would have just stayed in the boat.
I'm now looking at my second toe, trying to imagine it as a thumb. There's just no way hahah my toes are really skinny, especially that one.
It literally did it’s just a maniac
Watch the video that’s exactly how it looks lol. He has a particularly long toe so that helps but yeah it looks pretty much how you’d think it looks. But it seems to work pretty well and that’s all that matters!
This is one of those things that if I had not just watched it, I would not have believed it. The first half is bad enough but the second half just skyrockets into the twilight zone.
Honestly that was just quite amazing, the foot doesn't even look fucked up after the operation and whilst the "thumb" looks weird as hell it serves its purpose.
Yeah I thought "no way that's gonna work" and I don't know if I'd want a toe on my hand but hey it's functional
Toe thumb of another dimension.
Looks like it works pretty well. I can’t imagine how many times he’s had to tell that story when people notice his thumb is a toe.
Random stranger in a bar (beautiful woman): “OMG what is up with your thumb?? It looks like a toe.”
Dumbass Scuba Man: “Well it is a toe. My toe in fact. One day I decided it would be a good idea to hand feed a large sharp toothed eel hot dogs and the slippery fella mistook my thumb for one of his snacks. Now I have four toes on my left foot and one toe on my right hand! Yes, yes I am quite stupid.”
Random stranger: “Thats gross. Please don’t touch me.”
I read this twice and cracked up both times, thanks for that! 😂
Hahaha glad you enjoyed it. I’m happy people like this guy exist, his ilk provide endless entertainment. He was probably right back to feeding eels hot dogs once he was healed up!
Well how 'bout that. All those warnings about moray's were real...
Huh, yeah who would've thought.... Oh yeah, anyone that's dived and even seen a Moray!
You mean the snakey guys with sharp noses and pointy teeth that look like they want to bite your thumb off?
Now that’s a toe thumb
That use to happen in the oil field industry when I was a kid. My dads friend had his toe relocated to his hand so he could button his shirts and whatnot.
Damn didn't realize eels also inhabited the oil fields.
Imagine giving someone a wet willie with the toe graft
Wow I didn't realize how far along we were with being able to replace a thumb with a toe.
Hey! I have an idea! Let's teach this eel to eat finger shaped foods for a while, and then open an entire bag of finger shaped foods somehow, so they all float around near our hands, what could go wrong?
Whelp no more Vidya games for that guy!
If you watch until the end they literally show him playing video games with a controller and his toe thumb. Pretty crazy
Dude I definitely should've watched the entire thing before commenting but science is incredible to make his toe a thumb!
I think someone tagged this as NSFL! Yikes!
I am a robit.
I would probably eat some eels to get some payback
Britain: your renowned culinary prowess is needed!!
But I'm pretty sure I saw this on discovery or animal planet or both but I'm pretty sure the divers suspect the eel got confused between the thumb and the sausages or what ever they were feeding it.
The toe: Free at last!
WHY WOULD THEY PUT A TOE ON HIS HAND OH MY GOD
I've seen some weird shit on the internet but what the fuck is this
I need Jesus
Thumbs are your most important finger. Try living 1 day without using your thumb once. It’s impossible. The thumb is probably in the eels stomach so it’s not like he can get it back since time is very important in a situation like this. You don’t need all 5 toes to walk so if you ever want to use your thumb you have to use a toe. Surgeons will chop off one (never the big toe) and stitch it on to where you thumb was and hope that you can use it when the wound heals. People have had arms attached after they were cut or ripped off so this isn’t anything brand new.
Wow! Thanks for linking. The finger popping off isn’t even the most interesting part of the video.
Dude ended up having his big toe removed and grafted(or whatever the proper term is) on to where his thumb was. Looks a little awkward but surprisingly not as bad as you would think. Can use it just as well as his other thumb.
It wasn’t his big toe. It was a different toe but ya.
And that’s why the eels are the only thing I’m wary of in our aquarium...
Yo that toe thumb is fucking wacky
The juicy bit happens at the 3' 21" mark, followed by some NSFL
I remember that story.
Divers fed the eel sausages a lot.
So guess what’s on a persons hand that kinda looks like a sausage to an eel?
So guess what’s on a persons hand that kinda looks like a sausage to an eel?
Hope that eel does not come across any dudes wearing loose bathing suits
Oof that made me cross my legs
That was an eel, imagine what this sea L I O N could do?
I need that link if you got it by any chance
Here you go, I’ll just do it lol
It’s a little above this comment linked
You’re welcome. I expected it to be more explicit. But that toe thumb is insane lol
Foreal I think I’d rather have a stub haha
Except you use your thumb for fucking everything - you can't grip or manipulate small objects without it. Think about how often you use buttons, zippers, and grab things, then try to imagine not being able to do that.
Idk if you watched the video but buddy ain’t doing a damn thing with that toe thumb.
All you need is something to brace against your other fingers. My thumbs aren't particularly dexterous, but boy howdy do they enable my pointer and ring fingers to do their magic. No stump is going to be able to do that.
One of the training requirements for scuba diving is having to recover your regulator after having it ripped out of your mouth....underwater. Scary shit
Had it happen. Wasn't scary at all for me (thanks to doing it so much in training) my buddy shat himself though.
Scary just practicing, imagine the panic if you're unsupervised in the wild. I'd hate to be the guy that has to clean the poop out of my wetsuit along with my dead body.
as someone who would never swim in the ocean let alone go diving, i have a probably stupid question. To me recovering a regulator dosn't seem like that big of a deal, they are attached via a hose so it can't go too far. what makes it difficult? (in normal situations, not the kraken attacking you or something)
i would assume a full face mask with the breathing bit built in would be much tougher and result in a considerable more amount of poop leakage
You just have to pop it back in and blow the water out of the mouth piece, but it can be terrifying if you're not expecting it. Most people are already tense when diving. My step dad had to go on a bunch of dives before getting to the point where his breathing was relaxed and calm underwater.
yeah i guess i forgot about the fact that you could just be floating along one second then completely unable to breath the next, i can see how that would be rather terrifying
Took scuba diving classes in college, we had a 20-25 ft deep pool. During the final we broke up into groups of two accompanied by a proctor, and we had to perform several different things we learned during the semester. The final part of the exam was removing our masks, then removing our regulator and do buddy breathing, followed by controlled surfacing.
I really hate taking my mask off (water always rushes into my nose and I panic a bit), I had been getting used to taking my mask off without freaking out too much. During the final part of the exam I removed my mask, I panicked a bit so I took a few deep breaths to calm down and to prepare to remove my regulator, I guess the proctor got impatient and yanked the regulator out of my mouth as I was EXHALING. I started to freak out but managed to calm myself enough to wait for my partner to hand me his regulator at which point I took as many breaths as possible before handing it back to him and waiting for him to hand it back. Luckily he saw I was panicked so he would take two breaths and pass it back so I could quickly take some breaths and try to calm myself.
Ended up with a perfect score and we both got A's in the class. This was about 10 years ago, I barely remember what I learned but i still remember the feeling of almost drowning/dying (I know I wouldn't have died, but in the moment that's what it felt like).
I always got a kick out of the take everything off and put it on the bottom the pool exercises.
Learning how to breath straight off a tank (no regulator) and swim with it was pretty cool too.
Yeah this cute/scary.
Then he'll end up on natureismetal instagram
Or you just put it back in your mouth, or use your secondary
Idk why but when I first saw this I thought it was a gigantic rat chilling with a diver underwater and I was so confused.
Yeah it freaked me out at first glance, I thought it was some wierd cgi rat.
It's the kelp giving the appearance of ears. I thought they discovered giant sea rats or something.
lol same thing here I was like wtf thats a giant rat, then I saw that there was a scuba diver so it couldnt be a rat.... I need to sleep more
Forget confused, I thought “Holy fuck that rat is fucking MASSIVE” and was slightly mortified
„Good boy! Who is my most favourite little diver? Yes, yes it’s you!”
They're actually called sea dogs in several languages.
Sea wolves in Spanish.
I'm pretty sure they pronounce it "lobos marinos," in Spanish.
Salty sea dogs?
No, they're rather jovial.
Is this a seal? Because if it is, it's called "Sea Dog" in Arabic.
Sea lions in swedish
See now that name makes no sense in any language. Just don't see it.
Some regions call them that in English too. Thought it was common
Taxonomically, too, they’re not very far.
"I'm not gonna leave you alone so you may as well pet me"
Get this thing off so I can eat you!!!
They can definitely be dangerous
...you could probably make a similar list for most large animals, though, right?
Treat them like you would a stray dog, if it seems friendly then it probably is but don't be surprised if it lashes out, and if it doesn't seems friendly stay away.
House cats excluded.
They’ll fuck your shit up while smiling just to watch you bleed.
“PET ME, HOOMAN. I AM NICE.”
Fun fact: in the Netherlands we call them ‘zeehonden’ which translates to ‘sea dogs’
In Germany we call them 'Seehunde', which translates to 'sea dogs'.
In Israel we call them 'Kalbei Yam', which translates to 'sea dogs.
I thought ‘See’ in German means ‘lake’....
FML at first I thought it was a huge mouse that somehow mutated in the ocean.
I love how the seal at the beginning is like, "hello, good sir! How are you doing today?"
All I ever think about when I see seal videos is Seal Finger.
“Oh no! Hes trapped in all this garbage! We gotta do something!”
If there are water dogs and land dogs then this means there must be space dogs too!?!
Poor Laika. Isn’t she still up there?
Over five months later, after 2,570 orbits, Sputnik 2—including Laika's remains—disintegrated during re-entry on 14 April 1958.
Over five months later, after 2,570 orbits, Sputnik 2—including Laika's remains—disintegrated during re-entry on 14 April 1958.
This reminded me of a great article from a few years back.
The mind flayer is back at it again
That smile. That damn smile..
Thanks.. Now I know the perfect pet for me when I move to Atlantis!
Fun fact: in the Netherlands they're called zee honden, translation: sea dogs
I watched this way too many times and in my mind he's asking the diver for more bubbles. LOOL. <3
Fades to black So your finally awake
Evolution-wise, pinnipeds are close to the canid family, so we're not totally far off calling seals 'sea doggos' :D
DIE DIE WHY DONT YOU FUCKING DIE !!!
Fun fact about seals:
They are actually extremely aggressive and are one of the oceans biggest rapist, second to dolphins.
So ye. Just think about that while watching this...
It looks like its trying to remove your gear... not so sweet water dog...
Must be a water cat.
Dude we gotta get this plastic off or you ded...dude dude dude seriously I’ve seen it happen to frank, we need to get this trash off of you Now!!!
cheers, I needed that
Do sea lions fuck in the ocean? Cuz uh..
Smh the mind flayer is back at it again
And they hump ur face too...awesome
ASMR Sea doggo: *Political handshaking* I understand you are very stressed under water. Please, let me give you a head massage. *Proceeds*
What a good boy
If anyone is an avid diver, can you explain why divers use these weird breathing apparatuses that look uncomfortable to hold in your mouth over just a full faced helmet?
Simplicity mostly. You do get diving helmets and full face masks but they're mostly used by pro/ commercial divers. SCUBA gear is intentionally simple and therefore really, really reliable (which it needs to be). I've seen divers be sick through their reg and have it work fine. Also it only feels weird at first, you forget it's there pretty quickly.
I’m not certain for the real reasoning but as a diver I believe it had to do if you have an air malfunction it is a lot quicker to pull out your regulator and grab someone’s back up to put in your mouth then it would be to take a full helmet off your head as you have run out of air/had a malfunction
This is a really good point.
I have never used a full face mask, but I can say that most decent regulators are not that uncomfortable, especially for a pretty standard 45-30 minute dive. The biggest reason for the in mouth system is that having a regulator you can easily remove from your mouth has a number of safety advantages;
That's a good boi, I can tell
Those are dogs...
fucking pet me humon
Aww the arm patting
Underwater tippy taps!
These thing will drown you as well.
In dutch a seals are called "zeehond" or freely translated "seadog"
Seals are ocean-dogs and owls are sky-cats.
My traitorous goldendoodles spent the night with their groomer. They saw me and loved on Janet. When I spent all night crying, she danced with my dogs to Led Zeppelin and The Doors. They physically kicked her husband out of his bed- he texted me. Your big white one pushed me out! Wtf? I touched my wife and a growl came from under the covers. That was Taser. She's a chihuatever. And that black and white thing? Okay. Ziggy is cool.
Fun fact, in Dutch they are called "sea dogs"
Really beautiful, the capacity and need for love is everywhere
I love how it’s smiling!
Goat yoga, now seal scuba. Damn hippies are outta control!
Yo dawg, he tryin ta steal yo mask.
I knew those things looked like dogs.
Is that Mask welded to the divers Face? It didn't budge when the seal started knocking it. o.O
True story: when I was a kid I got bit by a seal
What do you mean if
My dog has his Own fish tank
we don t deserve dogs
Seals are called sea dogs (literally translated) in Dutch
I loved it!
Sea lions are just mer-dogs.
But that is ocean dog!!!
I am not an expert. What was the animal that dragged a little girl below sea from a pier, where the grand father had to dive and rescue the girl.
Glad to know the black fading screen at the end wasn’t my phone dying lol.
I had one tugging on my air hose. It was way less adorable in that moment.
It's cute until they pull out an important tube.
At first it looked like a giant underwater rat and it freaked me out. I need chocolate now.
I believe they are descended from the same lineage that gave rise to bears. Pretty sure I read that in either Dawkins or Coyne, but may well be mistaken.
If they are the dogs who’s the cat of the seas?
Cute? No. he's actually trying to remove his regulator so he drowns.
I can see that. Pretty funny.
Your grandparents from billions of years ago looked like (were) fish and lived in the ocean.
In the Netherlands we call them 'zeehonden', meaning 'seadogs'. :)
Come on! You've had the bubble blowing thing long enough, it's my turn!
Salty sea doggo
it's all fun and games until he play bites your supplytube
Accurate depiction of my dog when I try to go to sleep.
They are literally called sea dogs in my language
I was diving near me I’m SA, a few years ago and a Sea Lion basically did the same to me. It was amazing.
End of the video made me mad at my phone's auto brightness.
I think it's trying to pull off his mask and drown him.
Hooman is suffocating take off mask.
Where’s the wrong with you? Thank you.
Hi frank. I’ve really missed you.
What do you mean IF
In my language they are actually called “sea dogs”
seeing a young seal pup, literally, a water puppy
Sea Doggo !
I feel like one day after we are all long gone, they'll make that connection of the friendship towards us between the two.
That's why I always call them subwoofers.
Press b to boop snoot
Looks like some overactive practical effects. B
Pretty sure they are from the same branch of the tree of life, the dog-like branch as opposed to cat-like. Note sure if seals are descended from dogs that really liked to swim, or if dogs are descended from seals who didnt like being wet all the time.
Wait can seals breathe under water ? Asking for ... a friend ?
Excuse me these ARE the water pups
Dogs do live in the ocean. You see one right here.
Dogs do live in the ocean they’re just called seals.
I wonder what these animals think when they see us in their habitat?
From the creators of good boy comes: great boy
I swear these things gonna be actual dogs some day lol
Seal = Sea Dog
Otter = River Dog
Dog = Land Dog
Bat = Air Dog
It's a bit frightening isn't it?
"Hello, I love you!!!!"
you pat me I pat you
Soooo.... are penguins the cats of the ocean
Where’s the guy who checks your passport?
I'm high af and thought that was a giant rat when the video started... Kids, say no to drugs
C'mon man! Give the sea pooch some scritches!
That's the reason the word for seal in Hebrew is sea dog.
It's trying to kill him
That's wholesome and hilarious
Don't you mean, "if cats lived in the ocean"?
I wonder if air bubbles in the face of a sea creature is the same as water sprayed in the face for people...
I wonder if anyone’s tried to play fetch with one. Like using solid rubber/ silicone torpedoes cause they go fast.
and ppl wonder why we club annoying ass seals
Well they do live in the ocean. That there is the ever cunning water doggie
You all see the smile on sea doggo’s face??
Hi. This is Jerry. You will continue our talks.
In Malaysia, we call them 'anjing laut' which literally means sea dog
swear to god I thought that was a human-sized rat or something for the first 6 or 7 seconds. brain no work good.
Ocean Dog, swimming 'neath a frog floating on a log... you should write a blog.
Ocean Dog, the voyage to the bottom of the sea is a real trip.
Ocean Dog, you got flippers instead of normal hands. Receiving scritches from a scuba-diving man
I thought there was something wrong with my brightness when it ended
I just love how curious sea creatures are
Someone remind me why they call them sea LIONS.
Pet the human!
Seals are just dog mermaids
In Dutch they're literally called "Seadogs"
They can go from cute to a vicious animal killer eating on poor sea critters.....
is it possible there's some absolute lunatic out there who's got an enormous tank of salt water and has one or more of these as a pet
Anyone else tap their screen at the end?
If dogs lived in the ocean...
"Catch" would be a very quick, hand-to-mouth game.
Unless you used torpedoes.
Looks like they cut the moment the seal opened its mouth to take a bite.
What do you mean "if"? That is obviouly a sea pupper.
I just want to hug it and kiss it and squeeze it.
You're telling me this is not a dog?
Someone please pet this good boi!
In Korean they are called water dog
Silfra Fissure in Iceland
Then it will pet you back? Lol
Such intelligent creatures!
I am in love with the shape of you.
We push and pull like the magnet do.
Every time I see the seals, they always seem like they're smiling.
They would drown
Fun Fact: All dogs are actually land seals.
Imagine that thing humping your leg
AQUATIC APE THEORY CONFIRMED. MERMAID PUPPERS ARE SEALS.
Is anyone going to say anything about that fucking shark coming from behind?
Yeah I saw that too! Bottom right frame right before it starts to darken for the logo. Thought this was r/unexpected
That is fantastic! 😁👍
Um, seadogs are still dogs.
What about a leopard seal?
Well they did evolve from wolves
that weird fade at the end made me look at my battery level... though my phone was gonna die 😂
Reminds me more of a cat.
I thought my screen has dimmed itself in the end
In the Netherlands we actually call them "zeehonden" which translates to "seadogs"
I think that we can all agree that the seal isn't the dog. But the man is!!!
And it seems like im am the only one who can see that animals are taking over
Im german they are called Seehund which gets translated to sea dog.
In dutch a seal is literally Translated as seadog.
Two seals came out of the jell. One seal pulled out me mates’ respirator while another held his arms. Two other seals came up behind me and held me and made me watched until the bubbles and the strugglin’ stopped.
Then they just all disappeared back into the kelp.
Closes tank valve while patting you on the head
In German they're called "sea dogs"
You knucklehead you!
Love watching this. I’m just smiling now. Thanks for sharing.
They are actually called "Seehunde" (LIT.it. Sea Dogs) in german.
The screen got dark in the end and I was frantically tapping cause I thought my phone was gunna lock 😪
We must protect at all cost
Did it hump your leg? Seems like the interaction was headed that way.
Just a heads up, not your leg he was after.
let it bite your dick
I have no idea how to navigate this. Oh. Oceans of tears, on my part. I felt sure at least Ziggy would rush to me. Nope. 54 year old dog mom got dejected. Pisses me off. It was $150. To get them groomed. I'm a book editor. Or as one author calls me his book editwhore. I'll call him because I have the constitution of a goat.