Report: Deep-sea squid bisexual and promiscuous

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September 21, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"Scientists have gained a rare glimpse into the sex life of the mysterious deep-sea squid. By studying footage taken by underwater vehicles, US researchers have found that this rarely seen creature will often engage in same-sex mating. They believe this is because encounters with potential mates in the dark depths are rare, and the squid may be unable to tell the sexes apart. The study is published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters." [editor's note: Fascinating, perhaps, but the obvious questions might be ... who funded this study, and why? - SAT] (09/21/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14986769  

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