🔥 Monkeys under water
By - d3333p7
Why is this the first time I'm seeing monkeys underwater
Same. Seems quite shifty.
I was hoping along the lines, seems quite fishy
It’s pure monkey business
Oh relax, they’re just monkeying around
I know right, he’s going apeshit for no reason
I hate monkeys I remember thinking if there was ever a safe place from them it would be underwater, guess not.
Your opinion of monkeys is wrong
Yeah monkeys are great, but chimps and specifically chimps- fuck em. Just the worst.
All great apes are chill except for chimps. Gorillas, Orangutans and Bonobos are all gigachad. Monkeys are all scary though except for the black macaque and capuchin
Fair point, when I think of "monkey" I specifically think of chimps they are the bastards I despise the most.
Well great news for you, chimps are apes.
All apes are monkeys though, while not all monkeys are apes.
Where do you think sea monkeys come from.
If you can get them to live longer than a few months, this is what they turn into.
Because humans and proboscis monkeys are the only primates that regularly dive and swim.
Not Macaques as well? I’ve seen them swimming in several different nature docs.
Aren't these macaques? I don't see a big, cartoon nose.
They're cynomolgus macaques so yep
no macaques dont have tails
Would long-tailed macaques have tails?
Long ones, most likely.
What about the Barbary macaques? Their tails are vestigial and aren’t longer than an inch. 🤔
Clearly not your fault. Macaques can’t make up their minds. Smh.
What about Japanese Macaques. They are also tailless
There are many species of macaques---some wade, some swim, some stay out of water entirely.
I wasn’t clear and left that unsaid to mean also.
The ones in this post are long tailed macaques, and yes, they regularly swim if close to a water source
Well usually Macaque doesn't swim, it just goes along with the rest of my body
Don't crab-eating macaques swim? Can't really remember.
Edit: Duh! I think these are crab-eating macaques.
Macaques are a really cool diverse species of monkeys. Where I volunteer we used to have a group of Sulawesi macaques and I loved them. A couple of them used to lip-smack at the volunteers as a greeting.
What a shitty joke.
(I wasn't trying to be a dick, I just thought this was supposed to be a poop joke.)
These are macaques. I was not clear as most macaques play in water. Many macaques also wade around and some avoid water but macaques are good swimmers and even have webbed feet.
These are macaques, not proboscis monkeys.
You are correct I wasn’t clear here. Their toes are even webbed.
I'm so convinced that the reason we lost our body hair was to make us better swimmers, or at least it compounded with sweating and whatever else.
The Aquatic Ape hypothesis isn't considered likely by most anthropologists.
I heard that the reason our hands and feet get pruny in water is so we can get a better grip on slippery rocks... so maybe you are right.
Yep and babies are born already with the instinct to hold their breath
That's actually the case with all mammals. The reflex is there to prevent aspiration of amniotic fluid into the lungs before birth.
Humans do have a relatively strong diving reflex (slowing of the heart rate and restricting blood flow to non-essential organs when immersed in water) for a non-aquatic mammal though.
Lots of factors in combo. The ability to make rudimentary blankets, hats, ponchos, fire, etc. to stay warm. Ability to make tools and weapons (so a bite doesn't need to be stopped by fur). Mostly a side effect of higher intelligence. Swimming is possible as a factor, but likely not so much.
According to genetic studies humans (or more precisely one of our ancestors) may have lost their body hair long (about a million years) before clothing came along.
This is based on the assumption that the original dark skin color of humans developed in tandem with the loss of hair to provide protection against the sun. Genetics show that one of the main gene mutation responsible for that showed up about 1.2 million years ago.
On the other hand genetics show that the split between head lice and body lice happened about 50,000 to 200,000 years ago. Since body lice unlike their name suggests actually live in clothing exclusively (they only temporarily visit the skin of the wearer for blood sucking) it is assumed that this split happened around the time when humans started wearing clothes.
Exactly. I definitely didn't mean what we now call clothes. I mean animal skins, basically. Homo erectus was living from Africa all through Asia by ~2 million years ago, and was a solid tool maker. Definitely intelligent, and could use fire. Abilities like these must have been the reason why our direct ancestors were able to lose most body hair.
Why are you "convinced" of this? Have you seen the comparative evidence? It's a possibility, but why are you convinced?
Be the monkeys underwater that you wish to see in the world.
Why am I not a monkey underwater.
You can be a monkey if you want too. You can leave your friends behind.
I don't know what you're on about? [I see monkeys underwater all the time...](https://previews.123rf.com/images/yarruta/yarruta1704/yarruta170400130/76417002-underwater-portrait-of-couple-people-having-fun-in-swimming-pool-summer-vacation-concept.jpg)
Why was this downvoted? Good meme lmao
Technically those are apes
Thanks for that!!! Not sure why you're being down voted I thought it was hilarious...
this is really funny lol. not sure why youre copping downvotes
Sea Monkeys are nowhere near as awesome
You were conned, too. It was like an MLM scheme for young kids.
I still have Sea Monkey. I know they're just brine shrimp, but I love taking care of the little fellas and see 'em zoom around the little tank.
Did you try doing what Eric did in South Park? It made his sea monkeys super smart.
All I had to do was close my eyes and suck it from this hose!
Sea People + Sea Men = Sea Ciety
Why do cieties require men?
What if it's landlocked
Actually an MLM or just a scam selling brine shrimp?
[Relevant podcast](https://www.behindthebastards.com/podcasts/the-terrible-secret-of-sea-monkeys-live-show.htm) episode all about sea monkeys, for anyone wondering how they got started.
Yeah... not about to listen to an over 1 hour talk about that.
Sea monkeys were made by a literal nazi, and were used to fund the kkk
Just a rough summary. Been a bit since I heard it, so I've forgotten some details, but that's the basics.
Oh fuck me is "seamonkey" racist?
Aw, I loved my little sea monkeys
They remind me of the Xenomorphs swimming under water in Alien Resurrection.
My discus fish fries would differ.
Huh this is the first time I ever seen monkeys underwater. O always assumed they hated water
That's gorillas. I don't know about other species of apes, but it looks like monkeys are very different in that regard.
I just learned as of last year that there were such things as Sea Wolves and they are absolutely rad
File under *things I didn’t know I totally needed to see…*
I'm guessing those are crab-eating macaques?
"On 24 January 2018, scientists in China reported in the journal Cell the creation of two crab-eating macaque clones, named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, using the complex DNA transfer method that produced Dolly the sheep. This makes Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua the first primates to be cloned using the somatic cell nuclear transfer method"
Looks like it stole someone's dentures.
Or just photoshopped teeth onto them.
🎵Life could be a dream🎵
If I could take you up to paradise up above
If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love
LIIIFFE WOULD BE A DREAM
Sweetheart Hello Hello again
Sh’boom and a-hoping we’ll meet again
🎵LIFE COULD BE A DREEEEAM🎵
Duu, du du du shaboom
There it is
I can’t see anything underwater. These monkeys appear to have focus. How can that be?
You can get used to seeing underwater pretty quickly if you just swim with your eyes open. I have been swimming with my eyes open for most of my life and can see pretty clearly underwater
my eyes hurt opening them in just fresh water, i can’t imagine all the superhumans that live by the sea and have grown up opening their eyes in the salty ocean
Saltwater hurts less than fresh.
Contact solution is basically just salt water. I still think ocean water causes more discomfort than lake or river water.
The chlorine in pool water is what really hurts
Yep, and it seems like most pools these days have switched to some sort of saline-chlorine formula (not sure what, but it tastes a little salty and only smells a tiny bit like chlorine). It's much easier on eyes, nose, skin, hair, and swimsuits.
does it really? i’ve only been to the ocean three times and it burned like hell each time, one drop in my eye and i had them closed for 5 minutes trying to recover. i’m just definitely not accustomed to it
The salinity of the ocean is very close to your eye. The reason it hurts in pools is due to the other cleaning chemicals and the reason it hurts when you're standing in the surf is because the ocean spray is in your eye which has a different salinity than the water. If you open your eyes underwater In a calm ocean, it will feel weird but won't hurt.
Do you not get bacteria and parasites doing that? That's what I was always worried about.
Probably not very different than if you just went underwater at all. Even with your eyes closed their mucosal membrane is still touching the water.
This is just a stupid guess but I can't imagine a parasite hanging onto your butthole or nose is much worse than your eyes, I mean I'm guessing there's a reason it's fine to swim with eyes wide open (why were they open 🎶)
There are entire cities of people who live purely on makeshift rafts on the ocean and they're primary method of gathering food is by hunting in the ocean. They open their eyes underwater and cam see perfectly well with no issues.
[The Moken people (sea people)](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moken)
Read the section on their underwater sight. The shape of their eyes have evolved to see better underwater which is fuckin fascinating
Eh probably not. But I'd say that depends where you are really. I'd open them in the gulf of Mexico but I'd hesitate if I were in the Amazon River. Only thing I worry about are amoebas. But the odds are just staggeringly low.
Gotta be in some dirty water and get real unlucky for that. You have many other mucus membranes that can get parasites in dirty water even with your eyes closed
I guess this is just because I'm used to it but I can't really feel the salt, but I'm happy knowing that means I'm superhuman now :D
You get used to it easily and eventually it doesnt even hurt much
Def burns but you get used too it. Doing it in fresh water is a good way to get a parasite or infection though
Saltwater is actually easier on your eyes cause your eye juice is pretty much water with “salt” in it
I can barely put my face in the water...
And then I go diving and have a panic attack for a few minutes before I chill....
Then I see just fine - with my mask in of course.
Whoa! This is the first time i have heard someone describe my experience. I also scuba dive. I have a mild panic attack on the surface when I first get in, but once I get ahold of myself and go under water I am perfectly fine.
Have you ever been put to sleep for a surgery or something? Apparently this can be a side effect. Some lady at a bar was telling me she was basically a fish until she got put under to have her wisdom teeth removed and woke up with a fear of being under water. She said she couldn't find much info on it but a bunch of people on forums mentioned similar issues after anesthesia.
What in gods name are you blathering about?
Thalassophobia-esque fears I assume
No, if they are anything like me, it isn't that. It is something about water on your face. I don't like putting my face in in a pool either. I even have a small moment of hesitation in the shower.
Eyes are evolutionary designed to work in water, it's just keeping your eyes open that's harder.
Human eyes aren't, though. Cornea and the internal lense don't work properly underwater and that's like 2/3s of your vision--they use air as the medium, not water. They can be adapted to work better in water over time but they aren't meant for it. The water makes it so your eyes can't focus properly past your eyeball, making everything very blurry:
>The human eye is adapted for viewing in air. Water, however, has approximately the same refractive index as the cornea (both about 1.33), effectively eliminating the cornea's focusing properties. When immersed in water, instead of focusing images on the retina, they are focused behind the retina, resulting in an extremely blurred image from hypermetropia.
The refractive index of water and air is just too different, most eyes in the animal kingdom are either adapted for underwater vision or air, not both. That's why even amphibious species often use special transparent eyelids to see underwater.
I can see quite well. I thought most people could. It can sting in chlorine but I see just fine
That is brilliant, I've never seen that before. Are they fast enough to catch fish or just crabs?
It's evolution, baby!!
Give them a predator that waits for them to surface and make staying under water the longest a survival trait and in a million years or so you'll get monkey-dolphin-whales-whathaveyou.
It’s easier to just say mermaids
I feel like that’s a step *backwards* in terms of evolution.
Mermaids and merman WILL be a thing
***"Life could be a dream"***
There was a special on this. From what I remember, they've learned this ability to get clams, which has devastated the industry for indigenous clam harvesters, who relied on them for their livelihood.
They do now, but they didn’t used to.
Or they saw us doing it and figured it was a pretty good idea. Monkey see, monkey do.
How many clams can the monies eat realistically?
or from a different pov, the clam harvestors get clams, which has devastated the clam population which the macaques rely on for their livelihood.
those poor commercial fisherman. only the single most ecologically destroying industry on the planet. and the macaques are taking from them? lol
The clams are in commercial beds that were installed by the fisherman for harvesting. Not this particular area but this is how the macaques learned the technique. First started by washing muscles and clams, then came the diving. Pretty resourceful actually.
Looks alien af
Return to monke
Do you think they’re swimming in fresh water, or are they… sea monkeys?
Omg they’re evolving into crabs already
Oh shit they evolving
Last time I tried this I got kicked out of the mall.
They still haven't told me if it was because I was taking the coins, or if it was because I was rocking a mankini as a 325lb dude.
They'll evolve to be the first mermaids!!!
"Sea Monkeys" would be the only appropriate title.
Add underwater level music
This video with Dire Dire Docks from Super Mario 64 would be amazing
the [donkey kong country underwater level music](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5rAjOjTGtc) is seriously a jam, I still play it to this day.
TIL monkeys swim
Us being impressed by monkeys swimming in water.
Monkeys: “where do you think you got it from assholes?!”
(We evolved in parallel, we don’t come from them anymore than they come from us)
this was a prime opportunity for Sea Monkey jokes. I feel let down by redditors
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i wonder how long they can hold there breath. I would love to see that evolution made them hold there breath for like 10 min
Shut up and go back to your job of being a nursery rhyme again idiot
damn bruh you arent even the OP, you must have some insecurities that need taken care of
Like little versions of us before we became bipedal and lost out tails.
Just like the simulations
are they hunting for shellfish? What kind?
Oh, life could be a dream (Sh-boom)
If I could take you up in paradise up above (Sh-boom)
Gives credence to the possibility of underwater sapiens.
Those weird ads in '60s comics were real
Capuchins I believe
I'm guessing crab eating macaques
The last one was picking up Harambe and taking him to Monke Heaven 🦍
Give them snorkels!
Need one of hedgies underwater....way underwater.
Swim my pretties, swim....
taking a dip
That's so fucking cool😆😆😆
Life could be dream
In water, chimps will drown.
Human: Return to monke
Monkey: Return to fish.
In water, chimps won't drown
Was I the only one who had no idea they could get under water like this😅
This aquarium is very clean
Why don’t they float? They presumably have a lung-full of air
Searching for the Sea Banana
Insane how they've got the ability to hold their breath without panicking.