To Sex-Starved Squid in the Dark, Eit...

To Sex-Starved Squid in the Dark, Either Gender Will Do

There are 12 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Sep 21, 2011, titled To Sex-Starved Squid in the Dark, Either Gender Will Do. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

Meeting girls is tough if you're a male squid living in the deep, dark waters off the coast of California. You may run across your own species only rarely — and when you do, the deep-sea gloom makes it hard to tell whether your new pal is a guy or gal.

But one squid species has come up with a work-around to this matchmaking problem, a new study finds. The eight-armed lotharios simply mate with any squid of their species that crosses their path. If that means wasting some sperm on male-to-male matings, the squid don't seem to mind.

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Since: Dec 07

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#1 Sep 21, 2011
This reminds me of a story line in EastEnders. Pat Evans (played by out lesbian Pam St. Clement) tries to seduce the series' resident gay guy with the line, "It's all alike in the dark."

Ewwwwwwww!

“Created Equal”

Since: Feb 08

USA

#2 Sep 21, 2011
SFer wrote:
This reminds me of a story line in EastEnders. Pat Evans (played by out lesbian Pam St. Clement) tries to seduce the series' resident gay guy with the line, "It's all alike in the dark."
Ewwwwwwww!
Comparing a pacific squid to EastEnders characters would offend a good number of squid. They are among the most intelligent invertibrates, known to communicate effectively among one another, and to work cooperatively.

The particular species in this story run about six inches long, and live mostly solitary lives 2000 feet beneath the surface. Squid have highly evolved vision, and it is possible to tell males from females visually from a distance, so it's unlikely they're just "confused." It may be that simply as a matter of species survival, their sex drive consists of the simple instinct: "If it's another Octopoteuthis deletron, mate with it!"

The story notes that in their lives, they only mate once. But little is known about these particular squid, their polulations, or their life cycles. It is possible that males outnumber females by a heavy ratio, so that it would make sense for the males just to mate with ANY squid of their species they come across.(No pun intended.)
CHAS

Breckenridge, CO

#3 Sep 21, 2011
Interspecial homosexual sex has been observed deep in the Pacific by scientists in bathysperes.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Sep 21, 2011
Sounds a lot like the typical Navy ship......

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#5 Sep 21, 2011
So the scientist wants to say this is NOT more evidence of homosexuality in nature....

OK.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Sep 21, 2011
McMike wrote:
So the scientist wants to say this is NOT more evidence of homosexuality in nature....
OK.
I guess it's sort of like drunk frat boys on the down low.
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#7 Sep 21, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Sounds a lot like the typical Navy ship......
Any port in a storm.
Snickers

Grove City, PA

#8 Sep 21, 2011
Any bar in the wee hours of the morning, low light and desperation along with brains functioning on less than an intellectual plane. And if gays want to use this that homosexual activity is "natural," that is REAL desperation.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#9 Sep 21, 2011
Snickers wrote:
Any bar in the wee hours of the morning, low light and desperation along with brains functioning on less than an intellectual plane. And if gays want to use this that homosexual activity is "natural," that is REAL desperation.
Well gosh darn-it, and here I be thinking the definition of 'natural' was that it existed in nature.

Sounds like you still haven't lost your hard-on when thinking about other guys or else you still wouldn't be here...

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Sep 21, 2011
Snickers wrote:
Any bar in the wee hours of the morning, low light and desperation along with brains functioning on less than an intellectual plane.
Oh, that's right, straight people would never!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Sep 21, 2011
The difference between a straight Marine & a gay Marine is a 6-pack of beer! Trust me!! Just make sure you're a top. Marines perfected the phrase "power-bottom"...... .

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#12 Sep 21, 2011
Well all those Italian priests in the Vatican who complain about gays better think twice when they gobble up a plateful of calamari - they may be consuming a bisexual.

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