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 

Nature

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 …

Whales

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

Deadline approaching as reef fish ban takes hold

Residential Land Situated in the popular Chatsworth area. This block is 9657m2 with good ... $195,000<p>Situated in the popular Chatsworth area. This …

Queensland

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 …

Sperm

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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 …

Nature

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 …

Nature

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 …

Biodiversity

Greenland shark may live 400 years, smashing longevity record

Species is the longest lived vertebrate

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 …

Nature

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 …

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 …

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 …

Biology

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> …

Fishing

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 …

Australian News

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 Books Have Never Been This Fun: 6 Great Summer Reads

I read a mountain of nature books each year but even I have to admit that sometimes natural history does not make for the best summer reading. If I’m …

Nature

Shark Gives Rare 'Virgin Birth' to Three Pups

A leopard shark in an aquarium in Australia surprises its keepers with the rare phenomenon.<p>As Ian Malcolm famously said, "life finds a way."<p>Aquarium keepers in Australia realized that this week, after a captive zebra shark (<i>Stegostoma fasciatum</i>) gave birth to three pups—without having had any …

Wildlife

This Is What a Sonogram of a Pregnant Shark Looks Like

You’re looking at the first-ever sonogram of a pregnant tiger shark. The baby sharks inside the mother shark’s belly have been highlighted in the …

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