The Times carries a curious report concerning mistletoe and one of the strangest creatures in the oceans.
The Weymouth Sea life centre in Dorset An aquarium in Dorset is hoping to be the first to breed sea dragons in Europe. Strangely it has found a way to increase their ardour – mistletoe, which tricked the sea dragons (Phycodurus eques) into a mating frenzy.
Fiona Smith, display supervisor at the centre, said: “The males have suddenly started engaging in heated courtship with the females. It seems they view the Christmas decorations as potential rivals, and they are making sure they don’t lose out.”
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