Barnacles ejaculate into ocean to fertilize distant mates, say researchers

Researchers say barnacles leak sperm into ocean.

Barnacles ejaculate into ocean to fertilize distant mates, say researchers

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Although barnacles are firmly attached to rocks, they use their long penises to locate and fertilize distant mates. However, researchers from the University of Alberta think that barnacles also release sperm into the ocean to fertilize distant mates; a behavior known as spermcast mating... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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