Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

collision detection – squid orgies

July 23, 2012

Here’s the thing: Given how deep O. deletron live, they don’t have much light to work with. Scientists have always suspected that the male squid have no idea whether the partners they randomly encounter during their plutonian wanderings are, y’know, female. So what does O. deletron do? Sniff out some subtle odor? Detect some faint bioluminescent marker of the sex of its potential partner?Nope. It’s much simpler.They just try to have sex with anything they come in contact with.

via collision detection.