Sex For Flatworms is Both Love and War

From the video, “It’s known as penis fencing, and the worms are the swordsmen”

Potentially NSFW if having the word the penis said a dozen times over your computer speakers will cause issues.

Dr. M (1618 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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3 comments on “Sex For Flatworms is Both Love and War
  1. This is the clip from the Shape of Life bit on flatworms…Too bad that DVD set is out of print now. Its one of the most awesome things on invertebrates ever made…

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