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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mysterious Ghost Sharks' Sex Habits Revealed

Ghost sharks, which sport retractable sex organs on their heads, have even more bizarre bodies than we thought.

A new study of the deep-sea dwellers reveals that some females have a built-in sperm storage bank that allows them to keep viable sperm for possibly years at a time.

via news.nationalgeographic.com

There's a joke in here somewhere.

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From the article: 'Mating "does not seem to be a very pleasant experience for the females,” Finucci notes.'

That may explain why some females have sperm storage "that can last for years". One and done, as they say.

Posted by: JMOD46 | Jun 15, 2017 11:50:35 AM