Reproductive Strategies in the Marine World
With the exception of humans, and our spayed and neutered pet friends, survival and passing on genes through reproduction are all encompassing for the remainder of the animal kingdom, the marine environment included. Marine organisms have a fascinating array of reproductive behavior patterns. They can be pelagic spawners, benthic spawners, nest spawners, or bearers of live young. They may be guarders, non-guarders, or brood hiders. Further they may have elaborate courtship or no courtship.
So there you have it, a sneak peek into some interesting reproduction strategies employed by a few of our more remarkable marine species.