If I were a squid, how would I mate? Ask Isabella

In a passionate 20-armed-embrace Isabella Rosselli would say. Clad in a squid suit, Isabella explains the mating habits of our cephalopod friends in her quirky, family-friendly Green Porno series of short movies on SunDance Channel. 

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I was amazed at how well she explains squid mating habits – they are quite strange and not really much like our own mammalian ones!

You can also find out about the mating habits of a whole range of creatures.  I never knew what it’d be like to be in the midst of an anchovy love-fest or that male elephant seals have harems! I haven’t seen the earth worm one yet but the mind boggles!
Green Porno on the Sundance Channel

A Squidie embrace

A Squidie embrace

5 Responses

  1. Keri Eagan

    I know what you mean. I thought it was kind of a lonely end to such a majestic being. It was down there swimming peacefully and then…

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  2. Pamela Lovis

    watch those poor squiddies being caught on the fishing lines and hauled onto the boat!

    Reminds me a bit of the sad story of how the colossal squid got hooked and brought up out of the depths of the ocean.

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  3. Keri Eagan

    Just watched the anchovy one…ewww! Glad I don’t swim anywhere near achovy mating areas (I think).

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  4. lucyhoffman

    Indeed Keri – check out the anchovy one – it shows what happens if you are caught between mating anchovies!

    I just love her googly-eyes in that one too.

    It’s amazing that the whole squid mating thing finally made sense after watching this. My attempts to imagine the whole sperm transferm mechanism had failed when it was described to me previously!

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  5. Keri Eagan

    I was breifly reminded of the Little Shop Of Horrors. Squids are freaky creatures. As soon as I saw the Giant Squid I imagined swimming in the water and meeting it in person – yikes! Wouldn’t want to get caught between two mating ones.

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