Pufferfish attracts mate

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  1. Dylant

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    This is an underwater structure built about 80 feet underwater off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Anami Oshima. Considering no one had ever encountered anything like it, diver and underwater photographer Yoji Ookata was at a loss to explain what had built the circular, repeating, and clearly geometric structure.
    The builder...

    , it turns out, was a single ordinary — but exceptionally hard-working –pufferfish. A film crew staked out this bizarre creation only to find that the entire structure was carved out by a single male pufferfish, tirelessly swinging his fin in the sand to create the grooves and ridges of the structure, which is many times the size of his own body. Why would a pufferfish go through with all this trouble, you ask? Well, for the same, arguably one and only reason males of any species do anything ever — to attract a mate

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    WOW! Interesting thread Dylan! Just goes to show how little we know of our oceans and the creatures that live in it!
     
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    Wow, that is incredible!
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thats amazing!
     
  6. Dylant

    Dylant Thread Starter

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    agree nature is incredible
     
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    Absolutely amazing man
     
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