Marah J Hardt, Virgin Unite – The perfect music. The soft lighting. A reservation at the city’s hottest restaurant. This is the stuff of Valentine’s day…on land. Under the sea, dating and mating games take on a bit more flare.
The following “sex-sea” stories from Sex in the Sea highlight the magic and mystery of reproduction in the ocean, and the unexpected ways people are managing to disrupt romance in the deep. We are all far more intimately connected with the intimate lives of marine life than we realise – for better and for worse. For better, because the bounty of the sea, driven by lots of successful sex, provides us with food and medicine, spiritual and recreational value. For worse, because this relationship demands that we adjust management of our oceans to move from a prophylactic to a productive force for reproduction in the sea.