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Mating Rituals of Shipworms

Press/Media: Research

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Reports on research by Reuben Shipway which captured on film, for the first time, the mating rituals of shipworms  

Period9 Dec 2020 → 11 Jan 2021

References

TitleRevealed: The Shipworm Sex Tapes
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe New York Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/01/21
DescriptionNature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again, this time in video footage of its mating habits
Producer/AuthorSabrina Imbler
URLhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/science/shipworm-sex-pseudocopulation.html
PersonsReuben Shipway
TitleThe ferocious sex lives of giant shipworms: rivalry and wrestling matches
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNature.com
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/12/20
DescriptionFirst footage of ‘pseudocopulation’ shows the lengths certain molluscs go to to mate
URLhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03604-7
PersonsReuben Shipway
TitleShipworm sex frenzy suggests size does matter
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletReuters
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/12/20
DescriptionThe competitive sexual frenzy of a wood eating clam, in which biggest appendage reproduces most, has been caught on camera for the first time
URLhttps://www.reuters.com/video/watch/shipworm-sex-frenzy-suggests-size-does-m-idOVD8FK1NJ?edition-redirect=uk
PersonsReuben Shipway
TitleWatch the Wild, Never-Before-Seen Orgies of the Humble Shipworm
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletVice
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/12/20
DescriptionThe mollusks give and receive sperm simultaneously, and pack tiny males into the pouches of much larger females
Producer/AuthorBecky Ferreira
URLhttps://www.vice.com/en/article/jgqgy7/watch-the-wild-never-before-seen-orgies-of-the-humble-shipworm
PersonsReuben Shipway
TitleDestructive Shipworms Caught On Camera In Competitive Sex Frenzy
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletIFLS
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/12/20
DescriptionReuben Shipway was monitoring the reproductive habits of shipworms when one day he saw something unexpected
Producer/AuthorRachael Funnell
URLhttps://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/destructive-shipworms-caught-on-camera-in-competitive-sex-frenzy/
PersonsReuben Shipway
TitleShipworms’ Competitive Sex Frenzy Caught On Film
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletScienmag
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/12/20
DescriptionA competitive sexual frenzy in which bigger appendages have the most success of reproducing might sound like the briefing for a porn film, but instead, it’s the finding of a new study examining a clam
URLhttps://scienmag.com/shipworms-competitive-sex-frenzy-caught-on-film/
PersonsReuben Shipway

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