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Australian squid eat sperm for better bodies and babies

southern bottletail squid

Sperm consumption has been reported for the first time in female southern bottletail squid, and it looks like they’re using this nutrient-rich ejaculate to maintain steady egg production and healthy bodies. Southern bottletail squid (Sepiadarium austrinum) are found in the shallow, coastal waters of southern Australia, and grow to only about 4 cm long. They spend [...]

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Lizards and the language of colour change

Green anole lizard

Devi Stuart-Fox is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Melbourne who has spent the past decade investigating colour change in lizards. She’s now leading an international team of researchers in an investigation into how they achieve colour change, why they do it, and what it costs them. I had a chat to her about what she’s [...]

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