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🔥 Monkeys under water

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lewa514

Why is this the first time I'm seeing monkeys underwater


Darth_Draper

Same. Seems quite shifty.


paatvalen

I was hoping along the lines, seems quite fishy


DsWd00

It’s pure monkey business


spenrose22

Oh relax, they’re just monkeying around


kindaboth

I know right, he’s going apeshit for no reason


GingerFirDayz

I hate monkeys I remember thinking if there was ever a safe place from them it would be underwater, guess not.


ComradeGivlUpi

Your opinion of monkeys is wrong


CFogan

Yeah monkeys are great, but chimps and specifically chimps- fuck em. Just the worst.


WJR26

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


GingerFirDayz

Fair point, when I think of "monkey" I specifically think of chimps they are the bastards I despise the most.


thirmonk

Well great news for you, chimps are apes.


TheStoneMask

All apes are monkeys though, while not all monkeys are apes.


brtfrce

Where do you think sea monkeys come from.


stubby205

If you can get them to live longer than a few months, this is what they turn into.


GeriatricMillenial

Because humans and proboscis monkeys are the only primates that regularly dive and swim.


7milefish

Not Macaques as well? I’ve seen them swimming in several different nature docs.


barbecue_invader

Aren't these macaques? I don't see a big, cartoon nose.


catdogmillionaire

They're cynomolgus macaques so yep


JonStowe1

no macaques dont have tails


db0255

Would long-tailed macaques have tails?


incredimatt

Potentially


Delision

Long ones, most likely.


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db0255

What about the Barbary macaques? Their tails are vestigial and aren’t longer than an inch. 🤔


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db0255

Clearly not your fault. Macaques can’t make up their minds. Smh.


JonStowe1

What about Japanese Macaques. They are also tailless


Emakrepus

Bruh…


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casual_earth

There are many species of macaques---some wade, some swim, some stay out of water entirely.


GeriatricMillenial

I wasn’t clear and left that unsaid to mean also.


thechristiandunn

The ones in this post are long tailed macaques, and yes, they regularly swim if close to a water source


The_DiCaprio_Code

Well usually Macaque doesn't swim, it just goes along with the rest of my body


vestigial66

Don't crab-eating macaques swim? Can't really remember. Edit: Duh! I think these are crab-eating macaques.


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vestigial66

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.


Jorgaitan

What a shitty joke. (I wasn't trying to be a dick, I just thought this was supposed to be a poop joke.)


GeriatricMillenial

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.


casual_earth

These are macaques, not proboscis monkeys.


GeriatricMillenial

You are correct I wasn’t clear here. Their toes are even webbed.


Brovas

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.


righteouslyincorrect

The Aquatic Ape hypothesis isn't considered likely by most anthropologists.


MamaDaddy

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.


Brovas

Yep and babies are born already with the instinct to hold their breath


whoami_whereami

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.


0002millertime

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.


whoami_whereami

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. Source: [https://www.redorbit.com/news/science/13258/naked\_ape\_humans\_lost\_body\_hair\_long\_before\_finding\_clothes/](https://www.redorbit.com/news/science/13258/naked_ape_humans_lost_body_hair_long_before_finding_clothes/)


0002millertime

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.


nauticalsandwich

Why are you "convinced" of this? Have you seen the comparative evidence? It's a possibility, but why are you convinced?


NumberOneMom

Be the monkeys underwater that you wish to see in the world.


octopusboots

Why am I not a monkey underwater.


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You can be a monkey if you want too. You can leave your friends behind.


_My_Angry_Account_

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)


MrMango331

Why was this downvoted? Good meme lmao


Dr__glass

Technically those are apes


Rayne2522

Thanks for that!!! Not sure why you're being down voted I thought it was hilarious...


Lightfoot-

this is really funny lol. not sure why youre copping downvotes


RJPeaches

Sea Monkeys are nowhere near as awesome


tellthetruthandrun

You were conned, too. It was like an MLM scheme for young kids.


havoc1482

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.


MasterJeebus

Did you try doing what Eric did in South Park? It made his sea monkeys super smart.


somasnake

All I had to do was close my eyes and suck it from this hose!


_My_Angry_Account_

Sea People + Sea Men = Sea Ciety


probablyblocked

Why do cieties require men? What if it's landlocked


LostInThoughtland

Actually an MLM or just a scam selling brine shrimp?


theBeardedHermit

Far worse. [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.


Deep_Grady

TL;DL?


Fartikus

Yeah... not about to listen to an over 1 hour talk about that.


theBeardedHermit

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.


LostInThoughtland

Oh fuck me is "seamonkey" racist?


Carlyndra

Aw, I loved my little sea monkeys


Arttherapist

They remind me of the Xenomorphs swimming under water in Alien Resurrection.


ZaczSlash

My discus fish fries would differ.


Sirbrownface

Huh this is the first time I ever seen monkeys underwater. O always assumed they hated water


ShadowDurza

That's gorillas. I don't know about other species of apes, but it looks like monkeys are very different in that regard.


Mr_Yuker

I just learned as of last year that there were such things as Sea Wolves and they are absolutely rad


Mardergirl

File under *things I didn’t know I totally needed to see…*


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I'm guessing those are crab-eating macaques? [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab-eating\_macaque](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab-eating_macaque)


probablyblocked

"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.[49][50][51][52][53] This makes Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua the first primates to be cloned using the somatic cell nuclear transfer method"


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Looks like it stole someone's dentures.


Fartikus

Or just photoshopped teeth onto them.


Blopert

🎵Life could be a dream🎵


Halsey-the-Sloth

If I could take you up to paradise up above


707Pascal

If you would tell me I'm the only one that you love


Technical_Produce_65

LIIIFFE WOULD BE A DREAM


Armageddon63

Sweetheart Hello Hello again


FroakieGuy111

Sh’boom and a-hoping we’ll meet again


DrugsAlligator

SHWOOP


Glitched_Oren_303

🎵LIFE COULD BE A DREEEEAM🎵


T3lebrot

Duu, du du du shaboom


lamp46

There it is


rom-116

I can’t see anything underwater. These monkeys appear to have focus. How can that be?


BrickGangsta

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


phatdoobz

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


HatlyHats

Saltwater hurts less than fresh.


F1RST_WORLD_PROBLEMS

Contact solution is basically just salt water. I still think ocean water causes more discomfort than lake or river water.


enbee_bi-tch

The chlorine in pool water is what really hurts


MamaDaddy

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.


Deep_Grady

Salt electrolysis


phatdoobz

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


Gatord35

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.


manbruhpig

Do you not get bacteria and parasites doing that? That's what I was always worried about.


DownSideWup

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.


GrimGrimGrimGrim

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 🎶)


mistah_legend

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


Gatord35

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.


spenrose22

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


BrickGangsta

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


Elatra

You get used to it easily and eventually it doesnt even hurt much


unicorntreason

Def burns but you get used too it. Doing it in fresh water is a good way to get a parasite or infection though


mynamesmace

Saltwater is actually easier on your eyes cause your eye juice is pretty much water with “salt” in it


no-name-is-free

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.


jackofall_masternone

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.


RememberTheKracken

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.


NorthStarsMN

What in gods name are you blathering about?


Psychotic_Rambling

Thalassophobia-esque fears I assume


jackofall_masternone

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.


dustyjuicebox

Eyes are evolutionary designed to work in water, it's just keeping your eyes open that's harder.


RobinHood21

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.


Deep_Grady

I can see quite well. I thought most people could. It can sting in chlorine but I see just fine


sixty6006

That is brilliant, I've never seen that before. Are they fast enough to catch fish or just crabs?


lysion59

Banana slugs


IhaveTP4Bunghole

It's evolution, baby!!


gcgz

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.


Apprehensive-Wank

It’s easier to just say mermaids


Strong-Inflation-776

Mermkeys


WhereAreMyChips

Mon Merde's


TooStonedForAName

I feel like that’s a step *backwards* in terms of evolution.


no-name-is-free

Mermaids and merman WILL be a thing


r_a_homo

***"Life could be a dream"***


Theoldelf

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.


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SheriffBartholomew

They do now, but they didn’t used to.


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SheriffBartholomew

Or they saw us doing it and figured it was a pretty good idea. Monkey see, monkey do.


praisedalord1

How many clams can the monies eat realistically?


rickjamestheunchaind

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


Theoldelf

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.


Badpennylane

Looks alien af


Tygop---

Return to monke


Miguelitu5

Do you think they’re swimming in fresh water, or are they… sea monkeys?


Primusboi41

Omg they’re evolving into crabs already


MentallyDamaged666

Oh shit they evolving


exzyle2k

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.


nirvallica

They'll evolve to be the first mermaids!!!


GerryBerry25

"Sea Monkeys" would be the only appropriate title.


YeetnDelete_OREEO

Add underwater level music


loner_dragoon3

This video with Dire Dire Docks from Super Mario 64 would be amazing


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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.


Mrs_jones1980

TIL monkeys swim


TheNewBlue

Us being impressed by monkeys swimming in water. Monkeys: “where do you think you got it from assholes?!”


da_adri

(We evolved in parallel, we don’t come from them anymore than they come from us)


dragonflygrl74

this was a prime opportunity for Sea Monkey jokes. I feel let down by redditors


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smaail_aiso

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


Rowboat13

Their


BruvmomentXD

Shut up and go back to your job of being a nursery rhyme again idiot


Fartikus

damn bruh you arent even the OP, you must have some insecurities that need taken care of


IveNeverCame

Like little versions of us before we became bipedal and lost out tails.


qoirky

Just like the simulations


Godspiral

are they hunting for shellfish? What kind?


Iwillstealyourip

Oh, life could be a dream (Sh-boom) If I could take you up in paradise up above (Sh-boom)


Daeejoon

Dope


wecantallbetheone

Gives credence to the possibility of underwater sapiens.


UnicornMeatball

Those weird ads in '60s comics were real


WoodAG24

Sea… monkeys?


About60Platypi

Capuchins I believe


jlarsen420

I'm guessing crab eating macaques


kittybluth

Absolutely terrifying.


melted-cream

The last one was picking up Harambe and taking him to Monke Heaven 🦍


WillzyxandOnandOn

Give them snorkels!


Icy_Document_7547

Need one of hedgies underwater....way underwater.


Orbmail

Swim my pretties, swim....


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Tyson_Brown01

taking a dip


UncleUFO

Monke


FazFacts

MONKE


The_Wennie_Wolf

That's so fucking cool😆😆😆


JObro48

Life could be dream


Armed_Potato1

In water, chimps will drown.


Fern-ando

Human: Return to monke Monkey: Return to fish.


HappyJesterOwO

In water, chimps won't drown


animationbirb

Was I the only one who had no idea they could get under water like this😅


Compendyum

This aquarium is very clean


CHILLYBEANS1991

Why don’t they float? They presumably have a lung-full of air


Riced_Up

Searching for the Sea Banana


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Insane how they've got the ability to hold their breath without panicking.


Walker6920

Monkee-swim.Gif