Biological themed posts and interesting things you can learn about nature!

Why do animals court?

Courtship is ubiquitous in nature, sometimes to the point that we often do not connect specific behaviors to courtship. Few people wake up in the morning and think of the morning choir of birds as a desperate signal for persuading female birds to mate, and few divers would consider the darting to and from by…

Sex on the first date?

Why are sea horse females so virtous? When meeting a male of their liking, the female sea horses will keep the male at bay for several days. requiring him to go through quite an elaborate courtship cycle before mating with him. Googling ”sex-on-first-date” will give you an amazing amount of links discussing the pros and…