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A professional diver has captured what are believed to be the first pictures of a wild fish using a tool.

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.

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.

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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.

What the ****? It would only qualify as tool use if he used those hands he doesn't have?
 

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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post

I can't believe some people are disputing that this counts because the fish didn't pick the rock up to use it.

What the ****? It would only qualify as tool use if he used those hands he doesn't have?
Then a table saw isn't a tool.
 

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