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2009-07-07 13:56:27

Male seahorses have a clear agenda when it comes to selecting a mating partner: to increase their reproductive success. By being choosy and preferring large females, they are likely to have more and bigger eggs

2009-07-07 08:53:25

Swiss scientists say they've found male seahorses have a strong preference for large females so as to have more and bigger eggs, as well as larger offspring. Beat Mattle and Tony Wilson of the Zoological Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, said seahorses have an unusual mode of reproduction: male pregnancy.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.