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2008-08-25 15:00:36

By ELIE DOLGIN In a dark, damp corner of a University of Wisconsin-Madison laboratory, Jenny Boughman dropped a 3-inch, three-spined female fish into a fish tank, and waited. She sat perfectly still as she watched a male fish swim out slowly from its nest, beneath a cracked flower pot. At first, the male didn't notice the female among the strips of floating green, plastic table cloth that Boughman had ripped up to mimic a seaweed-like plant. Then he spotted her. He zigged left and...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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