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Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep Hardcover – 9 Feb 2016

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“Whether readers are new to the marine sciences or possess prior knowledge, they will find much to learn in this well-written and delightful study.” ―Library Journal, starred review

"Funny and entertaining...but it is also a warning. Misunderstanding the mating habits and needs of sea life poses great risks to our own way of life." ―The Miami Herald

"An oceanographic Kinsey Report." ―O Magazine

"In Sex in the Sea, Marah J. Hardt, research co-director of the nonprofit Future for Fish, gathers tales of marine love that are often as hilarious as they are disturbing." ―New York Post

"[Hardt's] fascination with the sheer variety and kinkiness of sex in the ocean is unbounded." ―Sierra

"Hardt’s writing is often spectacular at describing the rituals and courtships of underwater reproduction...It’s descriptions like these―luxurious and strange―that help drive Hardt’s book." ―The New Republic

"A voyeuristic romp." ―The Economist

"Sea sex is way more fraught than your average tinder hookup, Dr. Marah Hardt suggests in her weird, excellent new book...With endless enthusiasm and innuendos, Hardt explores the “salty erotica of the deep,” from barnacle boners to the mass simultaneous orgasms of coral (take notes, gentlemen)." ―GQ

"Oh, the shenanigans that go on down below. From lobsters spraying urine on each other as part of their mating ritual to horseshoe crabs' orgies to the blue whale's 12-foot penis, Hardt covers the waterfront." ―The Chicago Tribune

"A watery romp under the waves that will appeal to anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of our watery planet." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Hilarious...Hardt’s science is up to date in a field where research can be difficult, and readers will feel confident that they can talk intelligently about fish gonads at their next sushi dinner." ―Publisher's Weekly

“I think it was W.C. Fields who famously said 'I don’t drink water. Fish have sex in it.' As Marah J. Hardt tells it in this captivating, tell-all account, for quite a few sea creatures that’s the whole point. Sex in the Sea is a highly entertaining, exhilarating book and a wonderfully fresh take on the amazing biodiversity beneath the waves." ―Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group

"Sex and the sea are both deeply mysterious. The combination of the two is explosive and makes for a terrific yarn.” ―Paul Greenberg, bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch

"Sex in the City can't hold a candle to Marah Hardt's saucy and scholarly Sex in the Sea." Nancy Knowlton, author of Citizens of the Sea

“Marah Hardt has written a kinky romp through the sea―a book that should earn marine biology an X rating.” ―Carl Zimmer, author of A Planet of Viruses

"Hardt reveals the curious mysteries of marine sex life in fascinating ways...Do yourself a favor and dive into this gem of a book!" ―aimeejustonemorepage.wordpress.com

About the Author

Dr. Marah J. Hardt is Research Co-Director for the non-profit Future of Fish. A coral reef ecologist by training, she is a former research fellow at Blue Ocean Institute. She has written for Scientific American, The American Prospect, and Scuba Diver Magazine, among other publications. She currently embraces life as a mermaid in the mountains of Boulder, CO.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (9 February 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1137279974
  • ISBN-13: 978-1137279972
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.9 x 24.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,24,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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