Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome while holding their breath; full-moon sex parties of groupers; and daily mating blitzes by blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid perform inverted 69s while hermaphrodite sea slugs link up in giant sex loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the mazelike vaginas of some whales, Sex in the Sea is a journey unlike any other to explore the staggering ways life begets life beneath the waves.
Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Marah J. Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent successful sex in the sea. Part science, part erotica, Sex in the Sea discusses how we can shift from a prophylactic to a more propagative force for life in the ocean.
"This quirky exploration of the mating habits of sea life ranging from sea slugs to giant right whales is narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer, who adds the right touch of whimsy to the musings the author peppers among the fascinating facts about sexy sea creatures. Mercer-Meyer delivers the informative and often surprising material in a matter-of-fact tone but also communicates the author's amusement with the topics as well as her casual humorous asides." (AudioFile)
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Excellent focus on ecology
How to laugh while learning/ learn while laughing
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.
I liked that it made me laugh while listening to a subject that is inherently pretty dry.
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.
Getting busy under the sea
Very pleased with this book. I'm a big fan of Mary Roach, and this reminds me of her books.