Father Fail Or Win?
Friday, January 08, 2010 | Author: eventer79
Friday Fun Fact is back!

Pipefish, upright seahorse cousins who live in warm oceans, are nursed to adulthood by their fathers. After fertilization, the female passes all her embryos to dad's pouch so he can protect and feed the young until they are ready to live on their own.

Sweet father, right?

There's a catch.

Many times, dear old dad will actually reabsorb some or all of the embryos into his own body for nutrition, perhaps because food supplies are scarce.

Kids driving you crazy? On your ever last nerve? Taking too much time or resources? No problem, just eat them, it's nature's way! Tastes like chicken...
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On January 8, 2010 at 4:42 PM , lifeshighway said...

ah ha ha. See, I suspected they tasted like chicken.

On January 9, 2010 at 1:28 AM , Frizzle said...

Hhhhmmm, sounds like those pipefish daddies have read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal."