Female dumpling squids just can’t catch a break — mating is awful for them. Insemination can induce physical trauma, take a long time, and sometimes the male will just keep boning the female while predators are around. Poor, tiny little boning dumpling squids.
Video: While scientists were exploring off the California coast, they happened upon this adorable li’l googly-eyed squid.
It’s not fun being a little spear squid. You’re small. You’re a squid. But — compared to your larger male peers, your jizz is gigantic. And, National Geographic reports, you can sneak up on females and inseminate their mouths. Yeah…!