Dead dolphin penis inflated by scientists to study how marine genitalia evolved


People have always had a curiosity for things they can’t see. Scientists are always up and running to find out the mystery and decode them. A study carried out by Dara Orbach, a researcher at Dalhousie University in Canada aims to understand the reproduction in marine animals like dolphins, harbor …

Inflated dolphin penises reveal how marine genitalia evolved

Getty / Wild Horizon / Contributor When Dara Orbach recieves a FedEx package at her lab in Galveston, Texas, often she opens it to find a frozen dolphin penis inside. Then she defrosts it, inflates it and sews the penis inside a vagina. “You can send me a dead dolphin …

Researchers inflated dead dolphin penises to fake sex with dead dolphin vaginas

Scientists often need to figure out ways of understanding processes they can’t see. Usually, that results in research much more mundane than that carried out by Dara Orbach, a researcher at Dalhousie University in Canada.That’s because Orbach is aiming to understand reproduction in animals like dolphins, harbour porpoises and harbour seals. Rather …

A new study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease

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Las Vegas shooting: Woman saved by marine she met hours before concert

A woman who attended the country music festival in Las Vegas that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history has spoken of how a marine, whom she met just hours before, saved her life. At least 58 people were killed and 527 injured on Sunday when …

Just 1°C of ocean warming can upend marine ecosystems

How will climate change affect the world’s oceans? Scientists have barely begun to chart how warming waters will affect marine ecosystems. Now, marine ecologists working off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula have shown that a sudden 1°C rise in …

Y a-t-il un malaise Marine Le Pen?

Marine Le Pen — ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP Aux abonnés absents, la présidente du Front national ? Marine Le Pen  a, semble-t-il, du mal à se remettre de sa défaite à la présidentielle. A franceinfo, un des piliers du parti décrit une candidate « groggy », encore sous le choc de…

First Female Marine Completes Grueling Infantry Officer Course

Marines participate in an exercise during the Infantry Officer Course in August at Quantico, Va. The first female Marine to complete the course graduated on Monday. Master Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen/Office of Marine Corps Communication hide caption.This is the Marine Corps’ first female infantry officer