[EDIT: Except the slugs are in New Zealand, not Australia - brain fail! Sorry to all Down Under. See comments below for an invigorating discussion of who is more toxic.] The very fate of Australia hinges on the shenanigans of slutty sea slugs. Ok, maybe not the fate of an entire continent, but certainly the . . . → Read More: Molluscan sexcapades cause unrest in Australia
When will it stop??? When will the world see how disgusting and perverse these creatures are? When will you see them for who they REALLY are?? When? WHEN?? Video removed because it was getting hung up from CBS tracking code. See it at the Huffington Post.
Scientists love to group things. We also like to name things. We also like to plot data on bivariate graphs. On really crazy nights, we let our hair down, well not me per se but other scientists with hair, and do all three. 90% of science is grouping, naming, and plotting. If you don’t know . . . → Read More: Who likes protandric hermaphrodites?
The Eastern Pacific black ghostshark (Hydrolagus melanophasma), a new species from California and Baja California, not taunting other marine life with its retractable forehead genitalia. Credit: MBARI Chimaeras are sharks much cooler cousins. They are not sharks, i.e. elasmobranchs, but rather a whole other subclass, Holocephali, that split from sharks nearly 400 mya. They are . . . → Read More: Another Species With Forehead Sexual Organs
From Matzke-Karasz et al. 2009. A. Zenker Organ, a specialized organ modified from the vas deferen that serves asa pump for giant sperm. B&C The heavily coiled giant sperm with anteriour (an) and posterior (po) ends shown. Barnacles may have big penises but ostracodes of the superfamily Cypridoidea have giant sperm. Ostracode range are mostly . . . → Read More: 100 Million Year Old Giant Sperm
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
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
No sex week would be complete without the showing of Randy Olson’s seminal film, Barnacles Tell No Lies (1991)
Post by Jon Copley. Dr. Jon Copley is a lecturer in marine ecology at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. He is also director of SciConnect Limited, a company providing training in science communication and media skills. Jon is an avid deep sea explorer and studies the reproductive ecology of deep sea invertebrates, especially . . . → Read More: Sex At Vents: Lights On or Off?