Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Male Frog Extracts and Fertilises Eggs From Dead Female"

NatGeo:

For a small Amazonian frog called Rhinella proboscidea, death is no impediment to sex. The males form huge mating balls in which dozens of individuals compete to fertilise a female. These competitions are so intense, and the combined males so heavy, that the poor female sometimes drowns in the struggle.

But for the males, that’s not a deal-breaker.