Sex in the Sea

By Marah J Hardt |  A collection of the science, pop culture, and innovation that is shaping the sex lives of marine life in the deep. Based on my book, Sex in the Sea with St. Martin's Press 2016. sexinthesea.org 

Spring is the Season of Love! Penguin Nesting and Pairing Begins

In honor of World Penguin Day, Shedd Aquarium is sharing a special look inside the penguin habitat during nesting season!<p>Spring is here and love is in the air. For Shedd Aquarium’s rockhopper and Magellanic penguins, the arrival of spring marks the arrival of another season; nesting season. During …

Birds

FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory

Researchers Discover Critical Clue in the Mystery of Sawfish Mating<p>Scientific First Marks Key Step in Efforts to Recover Endangered</b> …

An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex

Earth's creatures outwardly display an astonishing diversity of genitalia and mating behavior, but the intricate details of how genitalia interact …

Biology
Zoology

Faking it: Lampreys sometimes simulate sex, engage in 'sham mating'

Brooks Hays<br>Feb. 6 (UPI) -- New research suggests much of the sex at lamprey gatherings is simulated. Scientists call the act 'sham mating.'

Biology

Drone captures rare footage of whales mating off Newport Beach coastline

View slideshow<p>By LAYLAN CONNELLY / STAFF WRITER<p>Nevermind that a drone was hovering above, capturing the intimate act later shared on social media. Or …

Drones

Crab Teases Anemone, Anemone Splits In Two, Crab And Anemone Live On

Researchers have identified the first known example of one animal, a boxer crab, stimulating another animal, a sea anemone, to reproduce asexually.<p>From the outside, it's a bit of an abusive situation.<p>The crabs and anemones have a symbiotic relationship. The anemones live on the delicate front claws …

Scuba Diving

Animal Sex: How Nautiluses Do It

Nautiluses are physically distinct among cephalopods — the family of marine mollusks that also includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish — in that …

5 Gross and Amazing Ways Animals Deliver Sperm

One worm lives inside the female and ejaculates through the top of her head.<p>Men, be glad you're not an anglerfish.<p>In some deep-sea anglerfish species, like the needlebeard seadevil, the tiny male bites into the female, who is often 10 times his size, and soon begins to disintegrate, melting and …

Sex in the Sea - labroides

Mating of Mandarin Fish

Male Crabs Claw Their Way to Successful Seductions

A supersize claw gives a sand fiddler crab advantages in waving down prospective mates, and beating the heat on the beach.<p>This story appears in the August 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>All around her, guys wave seductively, beckoning her to their beach homes. How will the female fiddler …

8 Facts That Will Make You Realise How Strange Animal Sex Really Is

Two words: disposable penis.<p>It's a fact of human nature that we are all titillated on some level by the mere notion of sex, and chances are many of …

Nature

Right whale sex involves one-tonne testicles and a 4-metre penis (NSFW?)

The birds and the bees may have their own tune, but when it comes to sex in the animal kingdom, whales put on quite a show. We've witnessed an …

First Ever Great White Birthing Site Discovered 40 Miles South Of Rhode Island Coast

Ocearch said its team of fishermen and scientists has found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the North Atlantic Coast. After …

Oceans

The Secret Lives of Horseshoe Crabs

The lapping waves and silent dunes of the Delaware Bay shoreline create a perfect backdrop for a moonlit summer stroll. But a few weeks ago, this …

Nature

Greenland shark may live 400 years, smashing longevity record

Imagine having to wait a century to have sex. Such is the life of the Greenland shark—a 5-meter-long predator that may live more than 400 years, …

Sharks

My What A Big Claw You Have! All the Better to Love You With.

Fiddler crab (Uca leptodactyla) in El Guamache, Margarita Island, Venezuela. By The Photographer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsFor fiddler …

Zoology

Horseshoe crab study | UDaily

During the full and new moons in the months of May and June, thousands of horseshoe crabs line Delaware Bay beaches to spawn along the …

Oceans

Coral Sex in the Sea (With Guest Marah J. Hardt)

Sure coral reefs are rich, vibrant ecosystems, but did you know they also have a kinky side? In this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast, …

Okinawa Churashima Foundation confirms humpback whale mate between January and February

July 7, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo Okinawa Churashima Foundatio […]

Islands in Ice: Lake Huron Fish Spawning Habitat Created by Ancient Streams of Ice

Release Date: July 13, 2016<p>Paleo-ice streams, or corridors within ice sheets that move more quickly than surrounding ice, may have formed much of the …

Biodiversity

Hunter first to see endangered kokopu spawn

A Waiheke Island pig hunter has become the first recorded person to see New Zealand's most endangered native fish getting intimate.<p>The man heard …

Nature

Sexy capelin: It's how they roll

Important discoveries about capelin reproduction by local fish biologist<p>While you're dipping your net to catch some coveted capelin this time of …

These Fish Swap Their Sex Up to 20 Times a Day

The hermaphroditic chalk bass, a Caribbean native, switches from female to male and back again, multiple times a day.<p>The natural world offers many curiosities, but hermaphroditism—the presence of both male and female reproductive organs—may be among the most peculiar.<p>Take the chalk bass (<i>Serranus</i> …

WATCH: Stunned divers stumble upon strange shark mating ritual

A Brisbane woman has told Seven News teenage car thieves have taken their exploits to a new level by stalking her then posting it online. Katrina …

My Magical Night With 77 Spawning Brooklyn Horseshoe Crabs

fullscreen<p>"She's like, 'I don't need you,'" said Nadya Ali, an analyst for the Parks Department's Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources team, …

Nature