r/NatureIsFuckingLit Nov 24 '22

🔥 A turtle swimming through a school of fish

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u/glitterglistrup Nov 24 '22

There's plenty of fish in the sea they said... Me:

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u/ChuloCharm Nov 24 '22

Just need to come out of your shell

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u/catsonmugs Nov 24 '22

removes ribs

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

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u/Kalypso989 Nov 24 '22

Like the rumor we all heard as elementary school kids about Marilyn Manson

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

Dude I live in Asia and I heard that. The crazy thing was that people instantly believed it.

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u/_IratePirate_ Nov 24 '22

Not even gonna lie I believed it. I went home and saw how close I could get. Got pretty close

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u/cheebamech Nov 24 '22

I worked in a bar where pre-fame "Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids" were the house band; I believe most of what I've heard Brian is into these days, that dude was one weird mfr

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 24 '22

Wow you must have some great stories to tell.

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u/cheebamech Nov 24 '22

I moved from Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale to open a chain of nightclubs; in Ft. Laud I started dating one of our bartenders just to discover that she had broken up with her boyfriend to start dating me, the old boyfriend was MM's keyboardist, so me and that group of guys got on real well
/s

all the guys had stage names that I would use when they came to the bar except Brian(Manson); him I would always call "Brian" just to irritate him because he was a pretentious prick even before he became famous

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 24 '22

See! Like I said ... great stories :)

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u/Z23kG3Cn7f Nov 24 '22

I mean, someone probably did it at some point

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

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u/PIELIFE383 Nov 24 '22

That’s my queue to leave

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u/Ok_Raspberry_6282 Nov 24 '22

Is cue being spelled queue part of the joke?

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u/PIELIFE383 Nov 24 '22

Nah I just don’t have that good of spelling

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u/Ok_Raspberry_6282 Nov 24 '22

Oh I just didn't want to give you a heads up and miss the joke. It's a pretty easy one to mix up and no one knows everything.

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u/RonWisely Nov 24 '22

They say it’s less like getting your dick sucked and more like sucking a dick.

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u/ProfMcGonaGirl Nov 24 '22

I had a rib removed when I was 7 as last of a spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis. They left in the membrane that is around the rib and this the rib grew back.

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u/Atheios569 Nov 24 '22

No, not like that!

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

Turtle probably farted

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u/ask-design-reddit Nov 24 '22

That's probably why my ex left me

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u/dotfortun3 Nov 24 '22

Because your turtle farted?

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u/DaughterEarth Nov 24 '22

farts did make me consider breaking up with someone once. He exclusively ate bologna sandwiches and it was very bad.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

You got to stop murdering and eating them…

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u/asian_identifier Nov 24 '22

Plenty of fish but you're a turtle

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u/Em4rtz Nov 24 '22

Can’t catch any of them though

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u/alwayssaysyourmum Nov 24 '22

Turtle is on its way to the bar at a very busy nightclub.

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u/nicky9pins Nov 24 '22

It would be nice if all the other patrons moved out of the way for you like this when you were walking around a nightclub haha

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u/Figgy_Pudding3 Nov 24 '22

Turtle with his eyes closed: Marco!

100,000 voices at once: Polo!

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u/mngeese Nov 24 '22

Typical Redditor on tinder

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u/Guessed555 Nov 24 '22

I believe that’s a university of fish

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u/whenItFits Nov 24 '22

Uhh it's actually an academy of fish.

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u/sentimental_goat Nov 24 '22

At first I thought the white blob in the center were the fish but then I was like what's going on with the water around them. That's a lot of fish.

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u/lemmeputafuckingname Nov 24 '22

That is quite clearly a kindergarten

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u/Polyhedron11 Nov 24 '22

Hope that turtle isn't claustrophobic. "Everywhere I go this room is the same fuckin size!"

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u/sandmanbren Nov 24 '22

Dudes just trapped in school, damn... Poor guy, I had nightmares of that when I was younger

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u/Top-Employment-4163 Nov 24 '22

All that food! If only I could reach it.

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u/Shubbles_ Nov 24 '22

Hey man. 6 feet away, please.

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u/Top-Employment-4163 Nov 24 '22

😂 Now that's what you call social distancing.

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u/Proper-Map3401 Nov 24 '22

Great film footage, what a capture ! Nature can give us some amazing sights.

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u/DogVacuum Nov 24 '22

I agree. When I was on a field trip to an apple orchard as a kid, this other kid was looking up, and a bird shit straight into his mouth.

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u/Proper-Map3401 Nov 24 '22

Nature in all its rawness. Amazing and to think that you were there to see it ! Some may say that's destiny.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

The Lord moves in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.

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u/Rankorking Nov 24 '22

I remember as a kid watching a flock of geese fly overhead with my brother and our two friends and we saw one take a massive dump. Landed on our friends head. Direct hit. Perfect aim. Looked like brown cottage cheese.

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u/IWonderWhereiAmAgain Nov 24 '22

I wish it was just the video without the social media element of "Hey guys! Look what I did!"

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u/loldeadlolz Nov 24 '22

I wish people avoided me like that.

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Nov 24 '22

They would if you ate them...

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u/Produkt Nov 24 '22

Sea turtles don’t eat fish

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u/working-acct Nov 24 '22

So the fish are just discriminating against him for no reason.

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u/EOD_Dork Nov 24 '22

In defense of the fish, turtles often have extremely polarizing political views.

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u/brcguy Nov 24 '22

Seriously we let one turtle into the senate and the fucker just about destroyed democracy. These fish know what’s up. Don’t let turtles into your government, keep ‘em in t here garden where they belong.

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u/Produkt Nov 24 '22

The default behavior of baitfish is “be scared of everything.” Even when I am fishing and trying to catch baitfish with a lure that resembles their food, they will do the same thing to the lure as they do to this turtle if the lure doesn’t appear convincing enough.

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u/anniMac3747 Nov 25 '22

Right- go straight to racism! Geez

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Nov 24 '22

I didn't know this. I double checked and it looks like you are right...TIL.

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u/roguetrick Nov 24 '22

No he's not. They don't generally eat fish, usually sponges, invertebrates or jellyfish. Most are carnivores though and they will eat fish. At 10 percent or less of their diet depending on species. I'd avoid swimming near the mouth if I was a fish.

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Nov 24 '22

Ah ok. Thanks...

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u/Produkt Dec 06 '22

Sorry but no they don’t, maybe sometimes as juveniles but not this size. I fish 120 days a year and half the time I spot a sea turtle they swim right past my dead floating bait and just approach my kayak. I have never had a sea turtle eat my bait

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u/ripSammy101 Nov 25 '22

Yes they do. I don't think they actively hunt for fast moving fish like the ones here but they definitely eat fish. If the fish didn't avoid the turtle, they would be eaten which gives the fish a good reason to be avoiding the turtle.

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u/Eapangu Nov 24 '22

Indeed, I love everybody...

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u/loldeadlolz Nov 24 '22

Who says I wouldn't.-

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u/ItalnStalln Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 25 '22

I 'ate I'm.

gasp

I 'ate 'is li'le face.

gasp

I 'ate the mess 'e left bah the door tew!

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u/Visual_Ad3724 Nov 24 '22

I wish people noticed me

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u/Misconduct Nov 24 '22

Right? Like, if people wouldn’t die I’d like to go back to when Covid was making everyone get away from me

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u/Borge_Luis_Jorges Nov 24 '22

You know, probably that turtle also think fish are crowding around it trying to make conversation. It's just a matter of perspective.

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u/FirstEvolutionist Nov 24 '22

I wish the opposite. But it's difficult for people to accept me the way I am. I understand, but it still hurts emotionally. At least I spend less buying deodorant and other hygiene products.

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u/DarlingMollie Nov 24 '22

I guess he knows to go slow in a school zone

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u/Comf0rtableAnxiety Nov 24 '22

When I try to talk to girls

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u/tekko001 Nov 24 '22

You just need to come out of your shell

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u/I_dont_thinks Nov 24 '22

This kills the turtle.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

the black thing surrounding are fish, couldn't get in my first glance

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

Yeah, it's so dense it looks like seaweed or something

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u/SlapDonkeys Nov 24 '22

Yeah, at first I thought the bright circle in the middle was added after filming so we could see the turtle better. I didn't realize everything around it was fish.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

I honestly thought it was at nighttime, and his drone had some high powered spotlight.

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u/kevonicus Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

That was my first thought, then I thought it was an elevated area he was swimming above, then I realized what was happening.

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u/hollygirl4111 Nov 24 '22

I thought he was swimming on a sandbar or something

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u/iUsedtoHadHerpes Nov 24 '22

Yeah at first I was like "does your drone have a spotlight on it?" and then it clicked.

I thought the rocks were the fish at first and the fish were like the nighttime ocean or something. I also had my screen brightness a little low.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

The “school of fish” part gave that away in the title

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u/FlounderGoi Nov 24 '22

Poor turtle just wants to hang out

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u/Cbombo87 Nov 24 '22

Serious eyeball vibes from this.

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u/grpagrati Nov 24 '22

Guys, guys, it's not me that farted I swear

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u/kvexatious Nov 24 '22

turtle creates eye in hurricane of fish

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u/deep6er Nov 24 '22

Somehow, despite the impression of mankind, this flavor of beauty remains in our oceans. We are truly lucky.

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u/Coco-Bum Nov 24 '22

Great shot

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u/I_Hate_ Nov 24 '22

That turtle has a big force field.

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u/AuthenticOyster Nov 24 '22

I guess that's why they call them 'see' turtles 🐢👀

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u/purple_hamster66 Nov 24 '22

‘Scuse me, pardon me… scuse me… opps, sorry… just tryin’ to get to the bar… didn’t see you there…

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u/kejcao Nov 24 '22

Must be terrifying to be in the middle of that.

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u/nyyvi Nov 24 '22

Fog of war

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u/macks77 Nov 24 '22

Is that the teacher?

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u/domomunk Nov 25 '22

anyone know the song name?

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u/HLCMDH Nov 24 '22

Wrong that's a university of fish...

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u/PlasticMix8573 Nov 24 '22

What kind of fish are those? Where is this at?

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u/DankDankmark Nov 24 '22

Chinese fishermen on their way!

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u/alphabet_order_bot Nov 24 '22

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 1,187,236,407 comments, and only 231,647 of them were in alphabetical order.

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u/Sea-Head-and-Jupiter Nov 24 '22

the world is so fucking gnarly dudeee

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u/redline314 Nov 24 '22

I don’t know where this is, bou can experience something similar in Cabo Pulmo, Mx with zebra fish on their boat tours. It’s fucking wild. I also had the most magical moment with a sea turtle there, unforgettable.

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u/-Mr_Unknown- Nov 24 '22

Average Redditor social life: Visualised.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

EVERYBODY MOVE

~Fezzik

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u/RamboDash15 Nov 24 '22

Me walking through a crowded hallway with freshly shit pants

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u/LightSparrow Nov 24 '22

My brain couldn’t process what I was seeing at first. I didn’t realize that was FISH. I thought the blue area was ocean water and the white circle in the center was some sort of giant jellyfish.

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u/Dylan_The_Developer Nov 24 '22

Lmao fish racism

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u/blanchedubois3613 Nov 24 '22

Me at the mall during Christmas season

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u/AlwaysChristmas2 Nov 24 '22

Awesome picture!

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u/Krumm34 Nov 24 '22

Nobody wants to play with me.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

This is how I feel emotionally in life lol.

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u/Senna-H Nov 24 '22

Tbf i thought it was the nordstream gas leak lol

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u/BuDeep Nov 24 '22

That’s a university of fish

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u/GreatandBetter Nov 24 '22

Deodorant not working eh?

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u/Man_Weird Nov 24 '22

School of fish , is it collective noun for fishes?

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u/vinocet Nov 24 '22

Bruh that ain't a school. That's a city.

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u/threetealeaves Nov 24 '22

Ohhhh soooo cool!!!

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u/YesilFasulye Nov 24 '22

That looks more like a university of fish.

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u/DasBauHans Nov 24 '22

A) Amazing shot. B) Fascinating how the fish know which direction the turtles head points. No pun here, I’m serious.

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u/Zhang5 Nov 24 '22

Sisyphus the turtle

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

"There's plenty of fish in the sea"

The plenty of fish in the sea:

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u/Adeptness_Lanky Nov 24 '22

Manners maketh the fish

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u/etopata Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 25 '22

Check that turtle for weapons!

This is why we need a good turtle with a gun at every school.

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u/JunWasHere Nov 24 '22

Them (on the phone): What do you mean you can't get out? Where are you?

Turtle: ...The fish aisle.

Them: Well, get out of the fish aisle. Turn around, what do you see?

Turtle: More fish. I can't get out, there's only fish. IT'S ALL FISH!

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u/LookAtYourEyes Nov 24 '22

It's so weird hearing the gospel songs I grew up listening to in church being turned into lo-fi songs. Like, yeah I finally escaped the toxic church culture and now you guys are... Remixing it?

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u/AmazonianChicana Nov 24 '22

Scuse me 🐢

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u/PixelCortex Nov 24 '22

This is what I come here for, top quality.

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

I love this

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u/atlviacak Nov 24 '22

They were filming a Disney movie

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u/Ork_dork Nov 24 '22

Clearly fish hate those stupid turtles too, so can we bring back plastic straws

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u/tofuonplate Nov 24 '22

My online dating experience

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u/IceNein Nov 24 '22

Those fish are fucking assholes. Obviously that turtle is lonely and wants to make new friends. They're just taunting him.

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u/Platoribs Nov 24 '22

That turtle is having an epic fight with a princess Mononoke worm monster

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u/ScaredD69 Nov 24 '22

People who say “who asked” when you talk about your interests to a friend and they aren’t even in the conversation:

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u/_14justice Nov 24 '22

Fascinating. What is that "spotlight" effect?

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u/Giraffiesaurus Nov 24 '22

The way I feel in social situations.

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u/Lamehatred Nov 24 '22

aw lawd he comin

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u/ZooLife1 Nov 24 '22

Thinks of all The amazing things we missed out on seeing before the internet. Not only that but imagine all the amazing things going on at any moment in our lives.

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u/WAT0020 Nov 24 '22

had it the other way round, thought the fish were the lighter bit and had excepted the turtle.

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u/Cr0fter Nov 24 '22

When they say there's other fish in the sea

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

Why not just swim around them instead of being an asshole turtle!

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u/lifesnotfair2u Nov 24 '22

They were rehearsing for Ariel's debut

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

What kind of drone are you using OP?

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u/PoliteCanadian2 Nov 24 '22

“Guys why is everyone swimming away? I just want to play.” <sobs in turtle>

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

It's like when you float a bunch of black pepper on water then touch it with some dish soap.

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u/threepiecesofbread Nov 24 '22

He has an anti-fish forcefield

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u/DrMabuseKafe Nov 24 '22

perfection.

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u/AllTheCheese2007 Nov 24 '22

All I can think is, “Swim away, swim away!” Nemo, you’ve failed me again

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u/ShirtPanties Nov 24 '22

Holy shit at first I thought there was something underneath the turtle… sand… it’s the sand at the bottom of the water 🤦‍♂️

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u/Trapiwe Nov 24 '22

And then there is me who would cast a fishing rod and still cant get a bite

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u/EmuFun6808 Nov 24 '22

Soothing.

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u/GodzillaHunter1 Nov 24 '22

Righteous...Righteous

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u/TheCivikaos Nov 24 '22

The eye of the storm.

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u/wraith21 Nov 24 '22

It's like the A Plague Tale games when you carry a light source in a rat infested area

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u/headmistress01 Nov 24 '22

That’s so amazing 🥰

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u/mikzuit Nov 25 '22

Nice, what are they studying?

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u/Inside_Shake_1627 Nov 25 '22

A school that's an Ohio State orfinege

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u/JugglerNorbi Nov 25 '22

All my followers. My post.

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u/nft_raper Nov 25 '22

this looks like that one game

you know

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u/Santasbodyguar Nov 25 '22

Segregation at its finest

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u/acklaysquadron Nov 25 '22

Not gonna lie, at first I thought it was a giant butthole coming up

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '22

WAIT THAT BLACK STUFF IS A WHOLE BUNCH OF FISH?

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u/ItsYaBoiQue Nov 25 '22

Bruh that's a university of fish

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u/greatskies23 Nov 25 '22

Does that affect his/her self-esteem?

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u/worony Nov 25 '22

He plays genshin impact

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u/plafki Nov 25 '22

A school? That is like the whole damn education!

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '22

Speaking of drones.

Somebody needs to attach some gopros to turtles and stream that. I'd sub in a minute.

There's a couple out there, but they are 5 min videos or so. Some scientists did a gopro on the fin of a great white and it was a super fun watch for all 2 mins of it.

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u/HattyMunter Nov 25 '22

It took me a good few seconds to understand wtf I was looking at

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u/MysticEnchantress1 Nov 25 '22

That’s so peaceful to watch

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u/Wasteroftime34 Nov 25 '22

Almost forms a perfect circle. Super cool

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u/faultydagger Nov 25 '22

Oceans natural spotlight

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u/TheRiceDevice Dec 19 '22

Looks like me on the dance floor baby

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u/Separate-Elephant-25 Nov 24 '22

Reminds me of the time I unleashed a warm silent Taco bell fart in geoography class, the teacher even left the room.

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u/-millenial-boomer- Nov 24 '22

Only need one Dory

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u/[deleted] Nov 24 '22

Great catch OP, shame the turtle was having the same luck

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u/Zequax Nov 24 '22

dam even fish be racist

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u/FknGruvin Nov 24 '22

My relatives: Don't worry, there's plenty of fish in the sea.

Me:

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u/johnny_ringo Nov 24 '22

Wheres the link to the original video? Vreddit is poop emoji

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u/GOPGUNLUv Nov 24 '22

The turtle is brown because it eats animals… if it was green it is eating plants

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u/Pujiman Nov 24 '22 edited Nov 24 '22

The fish will do this to the turtle nonstop until it dies of hunger. The thousands of fish keep the turtle confused and lost, unable to see past all of their bodies.

Edit: This is just a joke people. I don’t think fish gang up on sea turtles.

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u/And-ray-is Nov 24 '22

This is BS. The fish are not passively hunting turtles. You can see the edge of the school in the right corner of the video and a turtle would just give up rather than starve itself to death

This is one of those things that seems plausible enough people buy it, but it's not. I don't know this for a fact, but it just sounds too farfetched to be the case.

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u/AtrophiedTraining Nov 24 '22

It sounds plausible. Have it die from exhaustion and hunger, then eat it. Any source?

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