"Male of Dosidicus are gentlesquid."
That was today's last hypothesis. In fact, it was the very last sentence of the last slide of the last talk of the first
day of the 5th International Symposium on Pacific Squid. It was
announced by the venerable Dr. Chingis Nigmatullin, as an explanation
for the fact that 90% of all jigged Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) are females.
Nigmatullin suggested that male Humboldt squid are such caballeros
that they always allow the females first bite when food appears. In the
case of fishing lures, this leads to the unfortunate and
disproportionate demise of the females.
It was hard to tell if he was serious or not.
By Danna Staaf | October 13th 2010 11:01 PM | Print | E-mail