I would have liked to learn a little more about some of these undersea weirdos. That's right, the hagfish. Other sponges will book sex drugs and sea slime in Lancaster suck in that sperm and fertilize their egg. With her easy and companionable writing, Ellen Prager conveys a deeply delightful introduction to all kinds of ocean creatures.
May 13, Michael Connolly rated it liked it Shelves: earth-sciences. It looks like smoke coming out of the sponges and you look at it and go, 'What the heck is going on? Feb 03, Laura Gilfillan rated it really liked it.
The ocean is home to a myriad of intriguing species: tiny phytoplankton that produce much of the oxygen in our atmosphere; slimy hagfish; killer cone snails; Caribbean lobsters that book sex drugs and sea slime in Lancaster single file to deeper waters after the first autumn tropical storm; and mighty carnivores like orca whales and polar bears.
Such a promising title!! Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. May 17, Teresa rated it really liked it. From the tiny but voracious arrow worms whose rapacious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, to the sea's masters of disguise, the octopuses, Prager not only brings to life the ocean's strange creatures, but also reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates.
Home About Help Search. Secrets of a Hidden World. The "why they matter" sections were very meh.
Readers meet the entire cast of known sea oddities and discover why they matter to us. Aug 31, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: grown-upnonfictionfunny. From the inside-out posture and bioluminescent fireworks of the vampire squid to the mucus deluge that protects the slimy hagfish, she explains how marine critters adopt unusual approaches to sex, predation, and defense.
Why is availability limited? About Ellen Prager. It's ironic that the book puports to show us a world of alien creatures living among us, yet fails to give us any sort of firm footing into what they are actually like.
Among those making an appearance in Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime you will find the ferocious sand tiger shark, which attacks and kills its siblings while still in its mother's womb; the barreleye fish that sports tubular eyes within a transparent head; and the queen conch, a snail that is endowed with a penis half the length of its body.
So that's why it's so long. The hagfish can produce an inordinate amount of slime and tie itself into a knot. The talent among these three marine creatures — the hagfish, lobster, and sea cucumber — is impressive.