Tag Archives: zoology

Let’s talk turtle sex

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt People are incredibly curious about how turtles have sex. This blog gets fairly good traffic based mainly on the search term “how do turtles have sex.” I wrote about turtle sex once, about two years ago. Based … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill’s platypus obsession

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Who knew that sex between two platypi could mean hope for the British Empire? In 1943, as bombs fell on London and German submarines lurked in the Atlantic, Churchill sent the Australian prime minister an odd request: … Continue reading

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How turtles do it

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt A reader recently asked me to look into one of nature’s big mysteries: how do turtles have sex? With their clunky shells, turtles (and tortoises) seem about as penetrable as armored cars. But they’ve got to reproduce. … Continue reading

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