Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Squid Nuptial Dance

Squid mating begins with a “circling nuptial dance”, where squids circle around in a specific area of the sea. Then, they begin to mate and continue to do so all day long, only stopping so that the female can dive down and deposit her eggs. When she comes back, she continues mating with the same male. At sunset, they go off to rest and find food, but the next day at sunrise, they head back to the mating area and continue to do it all day again. This routine can sometimes last up to two weeks!

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