Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day..Love is Strange Edition...Really, Really, Strange

If you ever wondered where they got the idea for the Alien movie monster...

If you never thought of your friendly neighborhood mollusk as a man of action, think again. Freshwater mussels like this cheeky little Epioblasma triquetra (a/k/a "Snuffbox") propagate their kind by grabbing a passing fish, clamping it down forcefully and then proceeding to shove some larvae down its throat.


1 comment:

  1. Why fish should mind their own business...