Is This Squid Bisexual Or Just Lonely?

Bisexual Squid? Not Exactly — Just Lonely. Male deep-sea squid will get it on with just about anything with tentacles. A team of researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute observed nearly 20 years of mating behavior of Octopoteuthis deletron, recorded on video by remote-controlled vehicles up to half a mile below the surface of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. Male squid were just as likely to try to mate with other males as with other females, the researchers found. It's not the first time same-sex sex has been noted among squid and octopus species, but it's the first time it's been found to be equally as common as male-female sex, the researchers said. Click here to read more.

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