Female fish becoming better swimmers to avoid sexual harassment from males

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Fish are great.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/...ales-1-7426938
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Triggers me that the picture in the post are tetras rather than guppies.
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so the male harassment is a good thing because it increases efficiency?
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3rd wave feminism, where the only way to stay relevant is to talk about another species!
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3rd wave feminism, where the only way to stay relevant is to talk about another species!
A lot would say it's the 4th wave now.
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so the male harassment is a good thing because it increases efficiency?
Idk, just thought it wasn't cool.
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And you call yourself a feminist...
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And you call yourself a feminist...
But it's so FRICKING COOL.
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But it's so FRICKING COOL.
Not really.
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Not really.
Haters gonna hate
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Haters gonna hate
Still doesn't make it cool.
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But then surely the male fish will also become better swimmers so that they can catch up with the newly speedy female fish.
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But then surely the male fish will also become better swimmers so that they can catch up with the newly speedy female fish.
Oh well
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Still doesn't make it cool.
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More likely to be a way to ensure that only the fittest males get to mate.

Nowt to do with sexual harassment.
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If only fish had bicycles.

>MFW Gloria Steinem was wrong
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More likely to be a way to ensure that only the fittest males get to mate.

Nowt to do with sexual harassment.
This. Why would an animal develop and adaptation which reduces its likelihood of breeding? Leftists don't understand biology. The actual story is that animals which are forced to engage in more intense physical activity adapt to that stimulus, which we knew anyway.

I think the government needs to pour less money into science until these morons pull their fingers out and make useful discoveries.
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This. Why would an animal develop and adaptation which reduces its likelihood of breeding? Leftists don't understand biology. The actual story is that animals which are forced to engage in more intense physical activity adapt to that stimulus, which we knew anyway.

I think the government needs to pour less money into science until these morons pull their fingers out and make useful discoveries.
The "better genes" hypothesis for sexual selection is probably the best known. However, in most species, male and females diverge in their interests around optimal mating strategies. This leads to much more complex mating dynamics than a simplistic "mate as often as you can" approach would imply.

Among biologists - both "leftist" and otherwise, as far as I know - a well known example is the evolution of toxic sperm in Drosophila. Further examples include many invertebrates which have evolved genitalia which in the male damages the female's reproductive tract so as to inhibit her further mating with other males. The females have evolved corresponding structures to prevent damage. The result is a "Red Queen" arms race between the sexes in which the males attempt to gain an advantage over the females and vice-versa.

Appreciating this is very helpful in some practical situations - for example, in devising effective control strategies for insect bourne diseases like malaria.
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(Original post by OxFossil)
The "better genes" hypothesis for sexual selection is probably the best known. However, in most species, male and females diverge in their interests around optimal mating strategies. This leads to much more complex mating dynamics than a simplistic "mate as often as you can" approach would imply.

Among biologists - both "leftist" and otherwise, as far as I know - a well known example is the evolution of toxic sperm in Drosophila. Further examples include many invertebrates which have evolved genitalia which in the male damages the female's reproductive tract so as to inhibit her further mating with other males. The females have evolved corresponding structures to prevent damage. The result is a "Red Queen" arms race between the sexes in which the males attempt to gain an advantage over the females and vice-versa.

Appreciating this is very helpful in some practical situations - for example, in devising effective control strategies for insect bourne diseases like malaria.
Good post. +1
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