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After reading so many books about animal behavior that focused on the outdated ideology of evolutionary psych (e.g. good genes, sexy sons, and the like), it was extremely refreshing to read this author. She provided lots of animal behavior studies, general information about sea life, and tons of interesting information about animal sex in the sea. Interestingly, she related all of that to sustainability, climate change, and other current important issues.
I am not sure I would have picked up a book about how human practices change mating behaviors in sea animals. Her format for disseminating this information was great. She got the reader hooked on animal sea sex and used it to get her very important message out to society.
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Where does Sex in the Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of the best audiobooks to which I've listened. There was a lot of information about sea life sex, of course, but also about how our human activities affect it - often, unfortunately, in a bad way.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked that it made me laugh while listening to a subject that is inherently pretty dry.
What does Carla Mercer-Meyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She was a good narrator but I wish she, like many other narrators, would check her pronunciation of unfamiliar words. I have lived in the Florida Keys, so I know the animal is called a "conk" not a "conch", although it is spelled "conch." Also, the word nascent is "NAY-sent" not "nossent." Just little irritations in an otherwise good performance.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Getting busy under the sea
Any additional comments?
Very pleased with this book. I'm a big fan of Mary Roach, and this reminds me of her books.
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