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3 News: University investigating sea slug sex life

Peter Griffin posted in on September 16th, 2010.

Deanna Harris reports for 3 News that Massey University is starting research into the mating habits of sea slugs, in an effort to understand why more and more toxic sea slugs are washing up on the beaches around Auckland. The research will look at the DNA of the slugs, in order to understand the migration […]

3 News/NZPA: Lady penguins prefer their men fat

Peter Griffin posted in on July 14th, 2010.

Female penguins in some species are more likely to choose fatter mates, according to researchers from Auckland University. In fact, Adelie penguins use calls to tell prospective mates how fat they are and what kind of father they’d make – the fatter, the better. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The courtship calls told females […]

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