Thursday, 1 February 2007

Promiscuous, moi?

Seahorses are the floosies of the ocean according to research which paints us as flighty, flirty and bisexual. If only I had the energy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, not really. It depends on the seahorse species, as well as a bunch of other mitigating factors. Some species such as Hippocampus whitei are monogamous and will not find a new mate even of one dies. Others are the exact opposite, courting many different mates.

It also depends on if they are in the wild or captivity. Like many animals, captivity shows a whole slew of behaviors that wouldn't happen in the wild. Some species that are strictly monogamous become gregarious when kept in close quarters with available mates..

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