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Dumpling squid struggle to swim after sex

In order to pass on their genes, southern dumpling squids engage in up to three hours of mating with each partner, which results in a reduced ability to swim for up to 30 minutes afterwards.

The new research provides insight into the evolution of reproductive strategies and behaviours and is the first time the energetic costs of mating have been shown to affect physical abilities after mating.

Read more at University of Melbourne