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No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually male puffer fish building elaborate nests, a new study says.
What do female peahens see when they watch a peacock fan his tail? Hint: It’s not his dazzling blue-green feathers.
Valentine’s Day inspires silly displays in the name of romance, but heart-shaped candies and sappy cards are nothing compared to the show that nature routinely puts on. From balloon-blowing seals to penis-fencing flatworms, here’s a selection of some of the flashiest—and weirdest—ways that animals show off and compete to win mates.