We here at Words in mOcean love a geeky science joke, so here are some of our favourite ocean-flavoured ones.
Disclaimer: please avoid telling these jokes to non ocean-lovers; we guarantee that doing so will lead to awkward silences (something we unfortunately have found out the hard way).
Why don’t oysters give to charity?… Because they’re shellfish
Why did the lobster blush?… Because the sea weed
What does a mermaid wear to maths lessons?… An algae-bra
Where do shellfish go to borrow money?… The prawn broker
Where do little fish go every morning? … To plaice school
Why did the seawater keep walking around in circles?… Because it was gyred
What is a cetacean’s favourite TV show?… Whale of fortune
What did the Pacific Ocean say to the Atlantic Ocean?… Nothing, it just waved
What is a blue whale’s favourite James Bond Film?… Licence to Krill
What did one tidepool say to the other tidepool?… Show me your mussels
Where do crabs and lobsters catch their trains?… Kings Crustacean
Where does seaweed look for a job?… In the ‘Kelp-wanted’ ads
Have you heard about the restaurant that caters exclusively to dolphins?… It only has one customer, but at least it serves a porpoise
What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?… A nervous wreck
Why did the marine biologist become a terrestrial biologist?… Because he was sick of getting his genes wet
A salmon walks into a vegetarian restaurant and the waiter says, “Sorry, we don’t serve fish.”
What did one flat-fish parasite say to the other at the end of their date?… “Your plaice or mine?”
How can you amplify a pirate’s DNA?… PC Arghhh
What did the beach say to the wave?… “Long tide, no sea.”
What does seaweed say when it’s stuck at the bottom of the sea?… “Kelp! Kelp!”
What is the best way to communicate with a fish?… Drop it a line!
Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?… Because they spend years at C!
Why are seabirds so lucky in love?… Because one good tern always deserves another!
Why is The Cyanobacteria the most pious phylum?… Because it covers a multitude of Syns.
Where do you calulate the mass of a cetacean?… At a Whale-Weigh Station.
Why had the two algae never had sex?… Because they had a planktonic relationship.
What do you call a big fish that makes you an offer you can’t refuse?…The Codfather.
What happened to the shark that swallowed a bunch of keys?…It got lockjaw.
What did the shark plead in the murder case?…Not gill-ty.
Algae A (to Algae B): “How are thing?”Algae B (to Algae A): “Good thanks; business is blooming”
Why does the mermaid wear seashells?…Because she grew out of her B-shells.
Why did the fisherman start doing drugs?… Pier pressure.
Did you hear about the red ship that collided with the blue ship?… All the sailors were marooned.
Why did the algae and the fungus get married?… They took a lichen to each other. (although, unfortunately, their marriage is on the rocks)
Why are there fish at the bottom of the sea?… Because they dropped out of school.
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