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A Marine Mr. Mom: Male Pipefish Give Birth, But Some are Deadbeat Dads, Study Shows

March 17, 2010

pipefish Male pipefish and their seahorse cousins are the only males that actually become pregnant and give birth, but pipefish likely will never win any "Father of The Year" awards--their attitude towards their offspring can range from total love to total neglect, according to new findings from Texas A&M University researchers. Full Story

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