1. Seahorses-Males Giving Birth Th example might be an obvious one but worth the mention. Male seahorses possess a pouch on their frontside, similar to kangaroos. During mating, the male will pump seawater into the pouch to expand and reveal its sad emptiness to the courting female. The female, feeling very bad about the emptiness, . . . → Read More: 10 Ocean Species That Challenge Gender Role Stereotypes
“There actually sticking their penises in each othr quite randomly.” Invertebrate reproduction or one crazy night in Vegas?? You decide! Hat tip to @echinoblog.
Hat tip DSN YouTube archivist Chris M. I love the ominously dramatic music as they bury themselves in the mud while getting it on.
A friend of CORAL, Dr Steve Cohen, passed along this great footage he captured of some randy cuttlefish on the reefs at the Wakatobi Dive Resort in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. No lascivious copulation, sneaker males, or sperm displacement observed, but cool nonetheless. Thanks Steve! . . . → Read More: Your Friday Cuttlefish
Below is all of Season 2 of Green Porno. All of Season 1 and behind the scenes videos can be seen at the Sundance Channel. Anglerfish Whale Limpet Compatibility Between Penises and Vaginas Seastars Barnacles . . . → Read More: TGIF: Green Porno with Isabella Rossellini
Post by Amanda “not a sponge” Kahn. Amanda Kahn is currently a masters student at well-known Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, considered to be one of the west coast’s premier marine stations. Despite still being in her masters, she is quickly becoming the “go-to” person for deep-sea sponges. Let’s start off “sex week” with the steamy . . . → Read More: “Sleezy” sponge sexuality
A. manni, picture courtesy of C. Mah Post from Chris Mah, purveyor of all echinoderm. Dr. Christopher Mah is a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and conducts reasearch on the biodiversity, biogeography, evolution, and ecology of Asteroidea. Despite his short . . . → Read More: The Sand Dollar Love Shack: A Special Echinoblog to DSN
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.
Spring is in the air! Its the time of year to release your gametes into the water and make baby barnacles. But wait a second, you are a permanent fixture on a rock. Can’t move. What is a young, lovestruck sessile she-male to do? Well, if you are hung like a barnacle you don’t really . . . → Read More: Environment Shapes Barnacle Penis