August 24, 2008
It's Dangerous to Go Alone. Here, Take This

Ron gets a no-prize that would normally stay attached for bringing us one of the more extreme examples of sexual dimorphism and mating behavior, aka the Blanket Squid:

If a male does chance across a female, it uses all its resources in an attempt to mate, "as he's unlikely to encounter another one," said Tregenza. A male blanket octopus fills a modified tentacle with sperm, tears it off, presents it to its prospective mates, and then drifts off to certain death.


Posted by scott at August 24, 2008 02:20 PM

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And I do have to point out the pic caption:

Is that a sperm-filled tentacle you're tearing off, or are you just happy to see me?

Someone has a sick sense of humor and this time it's actually not me.

Posted by: ronaprhys on August 24, 2008 06:32 PM
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