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Old 02-08-2015, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
a Dolphin is a fish, a Porpoise is a mammal, its that simple. There is no physiological similarity in any way. There is no Dolphin fish that looks remotely like any subspecies of Porpoise
A dolphin (mammal, family Delphinidae) is a separate species from a porpoise (family Phocoenidae).

I call the fish mahi or dorado. Most of us who were born in Florida and grew up in the 70s do the same.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:03 AM
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When I order it I just call it what the hell ever it is called on the menu so the chef knows what the hell I'm ordering... It really isn't that complicated.
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Some of you guys need to go enjoy life
Reminds me of the threads about ropes and bathrooms on boats

Or in other words as Princess Elsa would say..."Let it go..."
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I am very disappointed in this thread. I was expecting to see a video of a dolphin and mahi mahi battling it out.
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Originally Posted by icemanbryan View Post
Some of you guys need to go enjoy life
Originally Posted by ovrrdrive View Post
When I order it I just call it what the hell ever it is called on the menu so the chef knows what the hell I'm ordering... It really isn't that complicated.
Yep ordering Dolphin when Mahi Mahi is written on the menu is not precision, it is pretention or ostentation.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:55 AM
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I use the local term and say what is written. I understand that fish and animals have different regional nomenclature. "When in Rome..."
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I grew up calling it a dolphin, it's a dolphin. If Yankees are offended they can go back up Nawth, where everything is perfect and rearrange snow!
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Originally Posted by DotRotten View Post
Ahhh. You know it's winter when the Florida natives are lecturing the wait staff about fish.
At least it wasn't a bitch thread about snowbirds. As a side note, I hate when someone incorrectly calls a tourist a snowbird.

Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
bottle nose Dolphin < Porpoise vs Dolphin Fish
Based on the dolphin/dolphinfish/dorado/mahi's startled look, I'd say he knows he's about to get chomped on.
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This one is gonna go 50 pages.......

Sort of like calling an "engine" a "motor" which raises the question; Why does one put "motor oil" in an "engine" ?

Wouldn't you put "engine oil" in an engine

To keep on topic, I love to eat fresh Mahi - Dorado. The big ones are fun to catch on light tackle too.
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I refer to it as it is listed on the menu. It does not bother me either way, around here we like our tourist dollars in our bank!!!
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:10 AM
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Its not universally accepted. Its used in Florida and only because your too lazy to say dolphinFISH.
I believe it is the accepted Atlantic name. And based on 'you're' punctuation I don't know that 'your' the guy I'm listening to with regards to educational system merit.

Yep ordering Dolphin when Mahi Mahi is written on the menu is not precision, it is pretention or ostentation.
I disagree, it's really just habit. I also order 'beer' and not 'cerveza' or 'pia'(Hawaiian name, thanks to google) based on the language that was spoken in my home and environment when I was growing up.

I'm really sorry some of you are so worked up about this, I certainly didn't mean to get everyone's blood pressure so high. Thank you to those who suggest I 'relax' or 'lighten up,' I can assure you I'm quite relaxed and not as worried as some of you seem to be about the issue, I simply wanted to get some perspective from other people who may be in a similar situation as I.

And to Pez, you mean my Tommy Bahama from head to toe doesn't squarely paint me as a lifetime Floridian? I'm shocked and surprised... Haha.
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I moved to a place where the call Fluke (summer)Flounder.
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I wish I had so little to worry about.
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I don't get to Mt. P very much every one I know call them dolphin. The air breathing fish killing small tooth whales are some type of sexual deviants. Kenny may have a Hawaiian thing for them.
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Just trying to help it get to 50.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
I am very disappointed in this thread. I was expecting to see a video of a dolphin and mahi mahi battling it out.









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That is better!
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I use dolphin / dorado, Florida lobster is crawfish and never use goliath grouper. Friend of mine was telling me about this great ahi tuna he had at a restaurant so to check him I asked if they had yellowfin on the menu; he said he did not see it mentioned...funny.
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Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
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