15 June 2008

Pipefish Are SuperDads!

They won't be opening any presents today - no neckties or cologne for them - but bay pipefish are exemplary father figures whose paternal duties go way beyond what most dads manage to accomplish. These tiny aquatic creatures carry the fertilized eggs of their future offspring, and deliver them as well. "Wouldn't it be a perfect world if all males would give birth?" asked Melissa Chaney, an aquatic biologist at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay.


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