February 11, 2016
The Most Romantic Animals in Canada’s Oceans
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BY: Jennifer Whyte
Love isn’t just in the air, it’s also in the oceans. Animals across the ocean have some interesting ways to find and impress that special someone. These amazing species just might inspire you with some new ideas for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
If wooing that special someone sounds like no fun, embrace being on your own just like the sea anemone. Most sea anemones can reproduce with a partner, but they don’t have to: they can also split into two sections, each part becoming a separate animal.
To attract a mate, male hooded seals inflate their nose to look like a pinkish red balloon. You would definitely get some stares if you were to try carrying around a balloon on your nose for Valentine’s Day!
Take a cue from the humpbacks by singing a song to show you care. Males will sing highly complex songs to attract a mate. These songs evolve over generations and are different between each population.
There is still a lot of mystery surrounding why narwhals have a long tusk. One theory researchers have is that the males use their tusks to fight each other in order to gain access to a female, because really, what’s more chivalrous than a sword fight?
These amazing seabirds are an example of how spending time with a partner over the years may be all the romance you need. Albatrosses are monogamous, mating with the same partner for life. If they lose their mate, they may take two years or more before finding someone new.
This Valentine’s Day, show your love for the oceans and its many creatures by becoming a Wavemaker.