h a l f b a k e r y
If you can read this you are not following too closely.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
You are a very smart dolphin, but your friends are not as extremely smart as you are. Your challenge is to invent an effective survival strategy that your friend dolphins could pick up, and get a revolutionary improvement in their survival potential with the streategy in the natural habitats (for example,
a 10-fold increase of chances to find food, or avoid dangers, or have successful offspring).
The challenge is for humans. Anyone who comes up with a novel strategy and proves by example the effectiveness of the strategy for dolphins, gets the dolphin challenge prize.
Dolphin Innovation of Comparable Impact
Dolphins trick fish with mud "nets" - One Life - BBC. [Mindey, Apr 10 2015]
[Baking...] [Mindey, Apr 10 2015]
[normzone, Apr 10 2015]
||This is good, but I don't think I can hold my breath as
long as a dolphin.
||Best hypernatural survival tactic would be the same as any other critter on Earth: avoid right angles.
||"Goodbye and thanks for all the fish"
||title in Adam's hitchhiker series.
||Unfortunately, the simplest way to increase the
survivability of dolphins is to shoot a lot of humans. The
problem is "biomass" --total amount on Earth is RELATIVELY
constant. So, the more humans, the less there can be of
other life-forms, including dolphins. Remember humans
EAT much of the same types of seafood that dolphins eat,
so even if we don't directly kill a single dolphin, we could
eventually cause all of them to starve to death.
||Flipper already solved this.
1: Be cute (on TV).
2: Humans will now make efforts not to kill you.
3: Humans will make little effort not to kill your
direct competitors: sharks, swordfish, tuna etc.
4: In absence of fish competition, thrive!
5: Still: be cute now and then to remind humans.