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A professional diver has captured what are believed to be the first pictures of a wild fish using a tool.<br><br>
The picture shows a foot-long blackspot tuskfish smashing a clam on a rock until it cracks open, so it can eat the bivalve inside.<br><br>
The authors of a scientific paper on the matter claim that this meets the definition of tool use first laid out by Jane Goodall in her work with chimps.<br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/12/tusk-fish-using-tools-eat_n_895563.html?ncid=webmail1" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...?ncid=webmail1</a>
 

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Ha, that's cool! Clever fish.
 

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I can't believe some people are disputing that this counts because the fish didn't pick the rock up to use it.<br><br>
What the ****? It would only qualify as tool use if he used those hands he doesn't have? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I saw an article yesterday about dolphins putting sponges in their snouts to feed. I will see if I can find it.
 

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Dolphins (I know they aren't fish) using sponges to protect their snouts while searching for food:<br><br><a href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article5439491.ece" target="_blank">http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle5439491.ece</a>
 

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And people think fish are unintelligent... wow.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Werewolf Girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2938222"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I can't believe some people are disputing that this counts because the fish didn't pick the rock up to use it.<br><br>
What the ****? It would only qualify as tool use if he used those hands he doesn't have? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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Then a table saw isn't a tool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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whether it's actually tool use or not, it's still pretty clever for a fish.
 
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