Four Tales Of Love In The Wild, From Peacock Spiders To Pufferfish

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Male pufferfish embrace their inner artist when trying to catch the eye of a female pufferfish. Off the coast of Japan, males of the species create “fantastical” geometric circular patterns on the seafloor to attract a mate. The pufferfish uses his tail, fins, and body to create the patterns by swimming in circles, and then he adds peaks and valleys by swimming across radially. Shells and coral fragments serve as the finishing touches, dotting the peaks of the pattern. Read full article here

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