Female Sea Monkeys Should Avoid Time-Traveling Male Sea Monkeys
Let's all grapple with this lead sentence together: "Evolutionary ecologists have discovered that having sex with a male sea monkey from the future can be hazardous to a female sea monkey's health."
Basically, the story is that the sea monkeys...can travel through time. Actually, they can stay in their eggs through a drought, waiting to hatch until the water comes back. So they can be born in a different generation from when they were conceived. (But doesn't that mean they would be from the past? Right?)
Anyway, the time-traveling sea monkeys are assholes and have crazy evolutionary tactics to subdue the females and force them to mate. The females don't take this lying down, as it were:
But the females fight back, evolving antidotes to the males' weaponry, which then force the males to evolve countermeasures, which in turn makes the females evolve more antidotes, culminating in an escalating arms race of sexual conflict, at least in theory.
Is this an allegory for male-female human relations, and if not, what is it and why is nature so horrifying?
New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings
TicketsTue., Jan. 24, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 7:30pm
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. Butler Bulldogs Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:30pm
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.