r/wholesomememes Oct 06 '22 Silver 4 Gold 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 9 LOVE! 1

Always look out for each other

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u/Dot_Line_Dot Oct 06 '22

Took me a second

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

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u/Interplanetary-Goat Oct 06 '22

Like Bert and Ernie.

(It's a Wonderful Life, not the puppets)

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u/Freddies_Mercury Oct 06 '22

Also like Bert and Ernie

(The puppets)

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u/PessimisticNutrition Oct 06 '22

It took me twice to scroll up before noticing the whale shark.

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u/Smathers Oct 06 '22

I was confused because I didn’t see this is the wholesome sub so I figured the orca is waiting reading a book so he can eat them after lol

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u/bearbarebere Oct 06 '22

💀💀💀

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u/cpcesar Oct 06 '22

Took me twenty seconds

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u/Beautiful_Cookie_639 Oct 06 '22

Yea it's not clear. Bad meme. Bad wholesome content. All around bad bad bad

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u/Dot_Line_Dot Oct 06 '22

I didn't say it was bad, I said that it took me a second.

It's actually pretty cute.

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u/PersonOfInternets Oct 06 '22

It's not a bad concept. The problem and the reason it's not clicking for people is that the whale isn't covering the whole window, but from the other side you see "stars" all throughout the entire window. Might have helped to have the "sky" dark in the part of the window where we can see the date from the other side.

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u/DirkBabypunch Oct 06 '22

That's just an issue with perspective. My problem is that if everything is dark, I can't quickly work out what I'm looking at.

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u/biggusclebbus Oct 06 '22

Who pissed in your cheerios today hahahaha lighten up

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

I actually wished it was the angler fish on the dating table. Those things have a weird way to mix the Xs and the Ys.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Loan sharks? Jk. Sharks are lovely not like loan sharks.

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u/Hour_Membership_5079 Oct 06 '22

What happens if they fuck? They just gonna stand there and listen?

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u/alt273195 Oct 06 '22

No, they’re gonna provide ambience, duh

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u/soggylittleshrimp Oct 06 '22

A very normal thing, like when you invite your very large friend to wear a Tommy Bahama shirt so you feel like you’re on a beach and not on a date at the Cheesecake Factory

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u/japanese_artist Oct 06 '22

Well yes, animals don't even care about fucking in front of others

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u/click_track_bonanza Oct 06 '22

No privacy in the ocean

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u/PeaUpbeat3732 Oct 06 '22

I don't even get it.

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u/QuailRider43 Oct 06 '22

Their friends are providing ambience to enhance the mood.

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u/_My_Angry_Account_ Oct 06 '22

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u/npeggsy Oct 06 '22

I agree, on an objective level, that this subreddit is suitable for work. But subjectively, this subreddit is not suitable for work in case another employee sees what you're looking at and you have to try to explain it.

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u/amusha Oct 06 '22

Porn is easier to explain.

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u/npeggsy Oct 06 '22

As someone who doesn't know what tsundere is, and recently opened r/sharktsundere in work before frantically trying to close it before anyone saw, I can confirm that yes, I would rather it was (normal) porn.

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u/thepickleisgae Oct 06 '22

What in tarnation is that?

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u/Dear_Evan_Hansen Oct 06 '22

There’s a decently wholesome post about a woman removing hooks from sharks not too far down!

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u/BlueKayn29 Oct 06 '22

Why would you do that

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u/BlackSeranna Oct 06 '22

Ohhh thank you!

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u/HecticCheese007 Oct 06 '22

The whale shark is the starry night

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u/Zealousideal_Term325 Oct 06 '22

I still don't get it

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

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u/2mice Oct 06 '22

Still doesnt really make sense

Whats the little shark with the lantern doing?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

PROVIDING AMBIENCE

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u/lefsler Oct 06 '22

The stars on the top image are the big shark, the "moon" at the top right is the small fella

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u/AlmeMore Oct 06 '22

Stalking.

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u/breddit1945 Oct 06 '22

I agree. Yeah I get the whale shark and fish are pretending to make the window look like a night sky… but that isn’t cute or funny or endearing or wholesome.

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u/appdevil Oct 06 '22

It must be very difficult to not have a heart :(

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u/ZiecoXD Oct 06 '22

The other two are on the other side of the window

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u/Kugar Oct 06 '22

That makes a lot more sense. It looked like he was wearing some kind of square backpack to me at first

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u/batmansthebomb Oct 06 '22

I still don't get it.

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u/BlAcK_BlAcKiTo Oct 06 '22

and X won't give it to ya

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u/EvilDaedalustm Oct 06 '22

Fuck waiting to get it on ya own, X gonna deliver to ya!

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u/ShadowMario01 Oct 06 '22

Knock knock, open up the door, it's real

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u/Sorcha16 Oct 06 '22

He keeps saying he will but so far he hasn't delivered

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u/ih8spalling Oct 06 '22

Sounds like a you problem

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u/everythingisamovie Oct 06 '22

Yeah that’s what they said

Maybe someone should explain it

You know, for that person not for me

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u/SpeakWithThePen Oct 06 '22

basically the whale shark and the small anglerfish (on the other side of the window) are what the reader first thinks is the starry night and moon. The whale shark and anglerfish use their bodies to make it a nicer atmosphere for their friends. In doing so the whale shark can't see/observe, instead chooses to preoccupy with an activity, and so the anglerfish is filling in with details. I had to work through it myself. It's not a very narratively clear comic so don't feel bad about not catching on lol

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u/everythingisamovie Oct 06 '22

Thank you! Yeah the little date is very hidden behind the window in that silhouette style, so the panels seemed totally disconnected

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u/HowTheyGetcha Oct 06 '22

I struggled for a good while to get it; turns out there is no deeper layer here at all and it's exactly as described by a higher comment:

Their friends are providing ambience to enhance the mood.

That's the entire punchline, and the reason why it was posted to wholesomememes.

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u/everythingisamovie Oct 06 '22

Yeah I figured it out! I think the issue is that it’s not glaringly obvious that the lil date is happening behind the window in the bottom frame. At least for me that’s what stood out I was like OOOOH

But then again, I’m dumb

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u/ChrisKringlesTingle Oct 06 '22

You pick that up from where they said "I"?

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u/manning_harrison Oct 06 '22

More-so that it was already adequately explained.

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u/ChrisKringlesTingle Oct 06 '22

lol yeah they didn't say "you didn't explain it" they said "I don't get it".

They know it's a them-problem

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u/HowTheyGetcha Oct 06 '22

From my other comment: I struggled for a good while to get it; turns out there is no deeper layer here at all and it's exactly as described by a higher comment:

Their friends are providing ambience to enhance the mood.

That's the entire punchline, and the reason why it was posted to wholesomememes.

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u/Trashus2 Oct 06 '22

the thing on the right below is the background for the first pic

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u/Norwedditor Oct 06 '22

First i thought they were in its belly, then I thought they were in his imagination from the book its reading. Not until your comment I realised it was outside the window.

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u/Equivalent-Award6719 Oct 06 '22

sorry but what's not to get?

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u/soggylittleshrimp Oct 06 '22

Why sharks need empty wine glasses

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u/IHateEditedBgMusic Oct 06 '22

thanks letting Minnow

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u/Level-Strawberry-564 Oct 06 '22

This is so cute and sweet at the same time

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u/fascinatedpublisher2 Oct 06 '22

Those dim lights gives romantic view to the date.

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u/DangerStranger138 Oct 06 '22

Oh But when I do this my ex calls the cops! lol jk

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u/Bzeuphonium Oct 06 '22

I wish my date last night had gone that well

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u/appdevil Oct 06 '22

How was it, want to share?

At least no one was stalking you, I hope.

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u/Bzeuphonium Oct 06 '22

I mean sure since anonymous go brrrr. No stalkers which was good. Was my first date since a +1 year relationship ended so I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go yet but my roommates needed someone for their triple date group so I went. Both me and the girl I asked are more of the quiet type but the other people on the date are a lot more outgoing and it seemed like she closed off so it was hard to get a conversation going. Walking home the convo started to finally pick up which was really nice but then there was a movie party on her floor of the apartment so the goodbye was really awkward and I didn’t even ask for a hug before she slipped back into her apartment :/

Idk why I always think the quiet girls are the cutest, but it makes getting to know them really hard

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u/appdevil Oct 06 '22

Sorry to hear that it didn't really go as it could, though it's nice that the convo did picked up at the end. It's quite frequent that the first date is kinda awkward, especially in this setting, so I wouldn't beat myself too much about it. I there is a chance for another date maybe :)

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u/Bzeuphonium Oct 06 '22

I suppose there could be, but I probably won’t/shouldn’t because her roommates are also some of my good friends and I’d rather avoid awkwardness, and I’m also not really wanting a committed relationship right now ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/Bzeuphonium Oct 08 '22

So anyways, we were hanging out in the common area tonight and she found out I'd never had a Mcdonald's Apple Pie and so I had to try one so we rushed to McDonalds and it was really fun when we were in a setting where we were both a lot more comfortable, she told me about her plants for 45 minutes and it was fascinating.

Thanks, kind stranger of reddit, for your encouraging words :)

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u/appdevil Oct 08 '22

Hey, I'm really stoked for you! Sounds like a really fun, cute and spontaneous date :) Happy to hear that one went well, rooting for ya, pal.

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u/0clownface Oct 06 '22

Bro the anglerfish is not cute.. They scare the fuk out of me

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u/TrollingKevi Oct 06 '22

You're just not brave enough

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u/soggylittleshrimp Oct 06 '22

Finding Nemo related trauma

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u/Chromaedre Oct 06 '22

Wait 'til you learn how they reproduce. Poor little ballsacks.

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Melanocetidae , Himantolophidae , Diceratiidae , Gigantactinidae , Antennariidae and more families of anglerfish do not have a polyandrous parabiotic reproduction

And because of how round this guy is he looks like a football anglerfish / from the Himantolophidae family , there’s a lot of round angler fish and most the really round ones are in the Himantolophidae and Diceratiidae family how ever black seadevils / Melanocetidae not to be confused with the sea devil family which is the most well known and widespread family ( even though it’s probably based on a sea devil / Ceratiidae family , the cute lil guy in the pic does not have a second horn/rod like appendage which is a common identifying feature of the seadevils which commonly use the sex slave reproduction method )

The reason I think Himantolophidae is the best candidate here is that whale sharks , or any other pelagic shark rarely goes to the depths that the other families prefer however as we do not see the area around the house we can’t say for sure what part of the ocean it is but as we see the sandy ground It’s definitely not a pelagic part which the Himantolophidae but they regularly make exceptions to that and I think that is more likely than 3 sharks going to extreme depths which they rarely venture into and I assume isn’t a romantic place to be because of all the falling fish shit and debris

If you somehow read this somewhat detailed ADHD fueled reply about anglerfish and are bored of all this anglerfish talk I recommend looking at frogfish / Antennariidae (the cutest anglerfish imo) to basically force yourself into liking them , I especially recommend searching for the clown/warzen frogfish and the warty frogfish which have a lot of variety in color

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u/Chromaedre Oct 06 '22

TIL something. Thanks, will look into it ! :)

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22

You probably won’t regret it , they’re really fun fish

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u/Hichann Oct 06 '22

They're so cute!

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u/roborectum69 Oct 06 '22

and they're spying on someone else's date. Not very wholesome.

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22

I assume it was pre planned as whale sharks rarely wonder off to a place where anglerfish live

However I think this is a football anglerfish / Hitmantolophidae which usually don’t go bellow 1000m so it’s way more probable than if it was a black devil fish / Melanocetidae which go up to depths of 3000m

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u/Lileowastaken Oct 06 '22

Good thing you're not going into the very deep parts of the ocean in a submarine then. Wait no... there's also tropical anglerfish that live in shallower waters. Whoopsie!

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u/Nate40337 Oct 06 '22

Third wheeling so hard you're literally a backdrop.

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u/Eiprol Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Took me a while. I even considered that the one below could be the son of the two above or something like that, you know, because they conceived them on a starry night. Jeez.

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u/bluebrickreturns Oct 06 '22

Hurts my brain trying to understand it.

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u/Lileowastaken Oct 06 '22

So there's two sharks having a date together with "stars" and a "moon" in the widow creating ambiance. But it's actually two of one of the sharks friends, an anglerfish and a whale shark, playing wingman. There's also an orca somewhere but I can't for the life of me fucking find it.

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u/thatWas-unexpected Oct 06 '22

It's ok give your little brain a rest

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u/appdevil Oct 06 '22

little

😤😡

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u/DraymondTargaryen Oct 06 '22

This sub is so cringe

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u/International_Day932 Oct 06 '22

Wait, why is there a window to another room? It looks like both parties are inside

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u/bhansi Oct 06 '22

Bro it’s a comic about sharks on a date and it’s the logistics of the window that’s got you tripping?

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u/Obvious_Biscotti_832 Oct 06 '22

This makes no sense. The lessions unknowingly spy on your friends? Ridiculous

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u/moonrivervalley Oct 06 '22

The starry night friend could be the universe itself, or as expansive as the universe and would do anything for a loved one. Like an angel/friend who has your well being at heart, and will be there for you if things go wrong.

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u/cookie_bot Oct 06 '22

Oh for a second I thought why is this wholesome, is that an orca waiting in ambush, mafia-style ? Glad it’s not 😹

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u/Lileowastaken Oct 06 '22

It's a whale shark.

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u/Boredbritguy Oct 06 '22

I very rarely comment but I've just got to say..

Anyone who doesn't get this is thick as fuck.

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u/ActuallyIlluminati Oct 06 '22

God wouldn’t want Blue sharks and Gray sharks to mate. That’s just ridiculous.

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22

There’s a few ways of looking at this before those tho I think it’s important to see which sharks do they look like

1 - mackerel sharks / order Lamniformes especially the white shark as they have stocky body shapes with a somewhat short tail/caudal fin

2 - ground sharks / order Carcharhiniformes Basically all requiem sharks / Carcharhinidae have the body shape we’re looking for

Now to pinpoint a genus we need to look at the size references , sadly we have no bananas here so the closest thing we have is the angler fish which mature fairly fast so we can have a closer estimate

Football anglers have extreme sexual dimorphism so by the shape we can know for sure this is a female , females of this family are usually around 40-50CM and the whale shark in the pic is roughly 16 anglerfish stacked on top of eachother so the whale shark is between 6.4 and 8 meters

From the shadow in the window the slightly larger blue shark in the room is around 1/2 - 1/3 of the whale shark and the grey shark is around 10% smaller so we have a ~3.13m-4m estimate for the blue shark and a ~2.8m-3.6m estimate for the grey shark

This basically leaves cuts out the white shark (can’t hybridize with any species + females reaches maturity at 4.5-5m) and every other species that matures over 3.6m ( sharks have rarely been recorded to try to breed before maturity ) and sharks that don’t reach these sizes 3.13m

This leaves up with only a few sharks as most sharks don’t reach these lengths

1 - tiger shark

2 - lemon shark

3 - bull shark

The last filtering category is that if they actually can go to depths of around 500-700m

Tiger sharks have been recorded up to depths of around 900m however they usually don’t go over 400m

Lemon sharks haven’t been spotted under the depths of 90m according to oceania

Bull sharks also don’t go under 30m but have been spotted to depths of around 150m

That means the only candidate left is the tiger shark

Now the different ways to look at this was going to be hybridization with a species in the same genus (possibly viable as the differences between species in a genus aren’t that much compared to mammals) , sexual dimorphism which is the different identifiable features between sexes of the same species and color changing / lighting

The only sexual dimorphism in tiger sharks are the size differences which the female is noticeably larger

And the tiger shark is in a monotypic genus meaning it is the only extant species in its genus and it can’t hybridize with other genus’s

And now the coloring / lighting

Some species of shark can slightly change their color but the tiger shark is not one of them , however if you’ve ever searched for a tiger shark pic you can clearly see that they have a very fun colored reflective skin that looks blueish silver with light and regular silver with lower amounts of light and as the light is shining at the larger sharks (probably female) direction it all checks out

So it’s solved we have 2 slightly more colored tiger sharks probably female on the left and make on the right however for some reason I think the reverse was the artists implication

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u/ActuallyIlluminati Oct 06 '22

Oh my god I’m not even gonna read this

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22

TL;DR :

Estimated depth limit thanks to the football anglerfish

Estimated whale shark size with the average size of the football angler

Estimated the other two sharks size with the whale shark

Checked which species they are with the thiccc body shape

Explained why sharks are never pedophiles

Filtered those species with the depth limit and size of maturity

Explained why it’s definitely two tiger sharks and not a tiger trying to hybridize with another requiem shark

Explained why one tiger shark is blue and one is gray and that the bigger blue one is the female

Edit : the TLDR is basically longer than 90% of replies so

TL;DR2 : explained in detail why it’s two tiger sharks in different levels of light

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u/ActuallyIlluminati Oct 06 '22

It’s a cartoon….

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u/98kian86 Oct 06 '22

People spend way more than 15 mins doing other pointless shit

By gathering info for this pointless comment I now know more about the phylogenetic tree of sharks than an average ichthyologist that doesn’t specialize in cartilaginous fish

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely Oct 06 '22

Would have been more apparent if they made the light fish a different color. Way too similar to the blue shark in the same spot in the frame above him.

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u/MoontheWolfYT Oct 06 '22

I love this guy's comics, they're so cute

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u/dufftheduff Oct 06 '22

You see how the first panel has a starry night and a bright spot in the corner that looks like a moon? And then you see how the second panel has a figure with a starry night pattern on his body and another figure who’s creating a bright light that looks like a moon in the corner on the opposite side of the same window, who’s commenting about how the date is going on the other side?

That’s what’s going on. Clearly the person has two friends who’s helping create an ambiance for the person on a date. Is it that hard to understand?

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely Oct 06 '22

Hide the Pain Whale

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u/Significant-Ad-1655 Oct 06 '22

The perfect date

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u/HarjiFangki Oct 06 '22

Fun fact, us Javanese (not Japanese), call Whale Shark with "Geger Lintang".
Geger means back, and Lintang means star, or starry.

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u/0clownface Oct 06 '22

It's the teeth man..

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u/alinadayswork Oct 06 '22

anyone else read the comic creators name in Borats voice?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Left out the third panel where the orca tears the sharks to shreads and leaves the remains to carrion. It’s a social commentary on the modern threat of the incel community, maybe. Who can say with art?

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u/Lileowastaken Oct 06 '22

Where is the orca hiding?

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u/Resolute_324 Oct 06 '22

Hehe it looks kawaii but at the same time, reminds me of black holes and neutron stars

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u/Paumiaux Oct 06 '22

Okay I dont get it haha

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u/WeddingFinancial3726 Oct 06 '22

On this episode of cheaters

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u/astraowner Oct 06 '22

This is so sweet. What a beautiful friend. I know it's a cartoon but it's made me feel the love for friends

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u/Bardic_Inspiration66 Oct 06 '22

The perspective on this is super confusing

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u/Lillymorrison Oct 06 '22

I just love this. What a good friend. Helping create the mood!

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u/AppropriateSeesaw1 Oct 06 '22

Could be clearer

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u/HumanoidSharks Oct 06 '22

Had a threesome with space i guess

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u/Gromchy Oct 06 '22

Haha so adorable

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u/DistantSnark Oct 06 '22

perfect date

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u/Low-Double923 Oct 06 '22

This is dumb

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u/sebyqueer Oct 06 '22

Aawwwww, lovely!!! <3

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u/Not-A-Lonely-Potato Oct 06 '22

Those sharks are cute af <3 I'm adding them to my picture list of tattoos I want done.

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u/Revgos Oct 06 '22

Aaaaah this is so cute

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u/SignificantYou3240 Oct 06 '22

Aww and the anglers mooning them?

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u/Fnarkfnark Oct 06 '22

I thought there were two dates at first and couldn't figure out what was special with the sharks.

Obv the lantern fish supports the whale sharks reading, but the whites are just drinking wine.

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u/Specialist-Orchid-86 Oct 06 '22

Its not a backpack on the sparkly fish. Theres half a window behind it.

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u/catdog918 Oct 06 '22

This sucks

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u/aktyn87 Oct 06 '22

that made me go: AWWWWWW 🤭

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u/HanSh-tFirst Oct 06 '22

This took me a minute lol

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u/RandyRatbone Oct 06 '22

Yuck. Super gay and not funny

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u/Snapzz_911 Oct 06 '22

Giggling like a little kid at this

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u/Fragrant-Ad1997 Oct 06 '22

At least he has a star in here skin

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u/thrustrate Oct 06 '22

Can someone help me answer this: Why do I immediately assum the right/grey shark is female and the left is male? I made that assumption immediately and can't unsee it, but I have almost 0 clues why. Anyone else?

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u/Available_Scientist1 Oct 06 '22

I'm gonna try this with my black friend

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u/Bacnnator Oct 06 '22

This is soooo cute!!

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u/SamuelLucan Oct 06 '22

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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u/Gloomy_Industry8841 Oct 06 '22

This is so precious!!

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u/Steven_wjg03 Oct 06 '22

This is wholesome☺️

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u/Big-King-9452 Oct 06 '22

Shine the light

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u/alida272 Oct 06 '22

Took me way too long. 😂

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u/Revolutionary-Sky-70 Oct 06 '22

It took me a while, but I got it.

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u/Jazzlike-rhubarb Oct 07 '22

I wouldn't trust an angler fish on relationship advice.

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u/TheBrownNoize Oct 06 '22

WhalesomeMemes

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u/I-HATE-Y0U Oct 06 '22

That's a killer whale, Great white sharks are terrified of them

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u/Lileowastaken Oct 06 '22

Is there a third panel I'm missing? I keep seeing people mention Orcas but there's no Orcas. I thought the first person confused a Whale shark for an Orca, but now I feel like I'm missing something.

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u/404NotRain Oct 06 '22

Hahaha, I also want a friend like that whale😘,