This Thanksgiving Remember the Cranberry Bog Dolphin

geetssyWe at DSN are not typically fans of the dolphins but we’re no monsters.  I love cranberry sauce out of the can but I do want my Thanksgiving dinner shrouded in depth.  Well except the turkey.  Okay I’m a hypocrite but dolphins are the line.  That is why this Thanksgiving I am pledging my support not to eat any cranberry sauce that is not dolphin free.

But seriously though…

The photos seems to have first surfaced on a Reddit group called /r/funny, where members routinely swap amusing photos, real and photoshopped.  This particular photo, which appears to have been photoshopped, was briefly lent credence by a hoax Wikipedia page (“Cranberry Bog Dolphins,” which was almost immediately taken down)

Yes there is no such thing as cranberry bog dolphins.



Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.