Talk About Clingy...
Friday, May 15, 2009 | Author: eventer79
Friday Fun Fact!

Angler fish. These little "beauties" live their mysterious lives mostly out of sight of humankind (lucky them!). They can be found in the ocean anywhere from our continental shelf to the deep, dark seafloor. Presumably, with all that swimming around in the dark, it's hard to find a good mate. And once you do, well, no one likes to give up on that! But male angler fish take this to an extreme.

When he finds a female, he bites on to her back and his mouth then dissolves, as does her skin in the area of the bite. Their circulatory systems fuse and the male's entire body then slowly dissolves until he is nothing more than a pair of gonads living off of the female's labours.

Sounds like a lot of relationships I know...
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4 comments:

On May 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM , Belgian-Mom said...

Whoa...Now that's a totally awesome Friday Fun Fact.

Really does sound like my marriage. :)

 
On May 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM , eventer79 said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH -- nice, BM!

 
On May 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM , lifeshighway said...

I would rather have some other body part left behind sucking off my life force. Something useful, like strong hands for opening jars.

 
On May 16, 2009 at 9:23 PM , eventer79 said...

Now THAT I could use!