Sea urchin offspring have one of the coolest names in the plankton. They’re called “pluteus” larvae. Yet, according to this narrator, urchins don’t know or care for their progeny. They’re a by-product of the motion in the ocean, baby. That’s just how they roll… . . . → Read More: Are sea urchins bad parents?
Cephalopod Tea Party reports that baby squidlings take first prize in the 2009 Art of Science Competition! Myrmecos has some great photography on 2 spotted maize beetles making little spotted maize beetles. Scicurious from Neurotopia gives us the low-down and science on human erections for this week’s Friday Weird Science. This is a must read! . . . → Read More: A Sexy Friday in the Intert00bz
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
A new paper published recently in the journal Geology reports on peculiar conga party lines of our paleo-friend, the Trilobite. Gutierrez-Marco and colleagues discovered a quarry replete with marine invertebrate fossil, including potentially some of the largest trilobite specimens ever found. Curiously though, these capricious little critters were found exhibiting some rather gregarious behavior! They . . . → Read More: Trilobites Ride the Crazy Train
Ricky Mac over at the funky fresh MBSLS posted on sexy coral spawning. Yeah baby. Aydin at Snail’s Tales, weaves a passionate play of two lovers intertwined. More specifically he want to know Do Hermaphrodites Have Twice the Fun? Check out the video of the simultaneous pull-out! Christie at Observations of a Nerd discusses in . . . → Read More: Thursday Thrusts into the Blogosphere
[googlemap lat="-37.5" lng="-110.5" width="500px" height="300px" zoom="3" type="G_HYBRID_MAP"]Pacific-Antarctic Ridge[/googlemap] Vent crabs live in the dark depths of the ocean. Previous studies have shown that the vent crab Bythograea thermydron has a reproductive cycle synchronized with Spring and Summer phytoplankton blooms 2.5 km above the East Pacific Rise. It was hypothesized that female crabs moved away from . . . → Read More: Do Vent Crabs Do It Under the Gyre?
To borrow from the great comedic folk duo, Flight of the Chonchords “Yeah, you sexy hermaphrodite lady-man-lady, with your sexy lady bits, and your sexy man bits too, even you must be into you-oo-oo.” Hermaphroditism is common in marine invertebrates and the, flatworms are no exception. Certain species of flatworm engage in a behavior called . . . → Read More: Penis Fencing
The Wonderful Reproductive Cycle of Cyliophora The Loriciferans were first described in 1983 and since then around 20 species were described with at least 80 species waiting in the wings for their official names. However, Loricefera were known since the 70′s but because of there complex life cycle with a larva (Higgins-larva) that looks completely . . . → Read More: Life Without Gonads and Toes
Christopher Taylor at the Catologue of Organisms (one of the handful of blogs I rush to when I see an update in my Reader!) has a post on a really unique reproductive strategy in polychaetes, called epitoky, in the awesomely titled My Genitals Just Grew Eyes and Swam Away. Its quite astonishing, especially the bit . . . → Read More: It Must Be “Hump” Day in the Blogosphere
No sex week would be complete without the showing of Randy Olson’s seminal film, Barnacles Tell No Lies (1991)