Something Fishy About Sex

October 20, 2014 7:03 AM

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According to recent research published in the journal Nature, an international assemblage of scientists have found a fish called Microbrachius dicki is actually the first-known creature to have sex instead of spawn in order to reproduce. The ancient bony fish was approximately 8cm long and inhabited various lakes almost 385 million years ago in what is presently Scotland.

Lead author of the report Professor John Long of Flinders University in Australia said that this discovery came about largely because he was looking through a container of fish fossils. He spotted an M. dicki specimen had a strange L-shaped appendage. Long shortly discovered that the appendage in q...

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