Government-sponsored Jellyfish Sex

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This streaming video is by one of the scientists at the Smithsonian Institute. It shows pair formation, spermatophore transfer and reproductive anatomy of the jellyfish Carybdea sivickisi (Cubozoa: Carybdeidae) at the National Museum of Natural History, aka, the Smithsonian. I think they should have used Bolero as the music to accompany this video, what do you think? [6:35].

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0 Responses to Government-sponsored Jellyfish Sex

  1. biosparite says:

    And I never thought I would have to admit that a couple of invertebrates are having more fun than I am. Do you think the jellyfish respected itself in the morning? Don’t show this video to the Pope.

  2. Gudrun says:

    It is Smithsonian Institution, not Smithsonian Institute!