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Amusing Monday: Outrageous underwater sex acts

“Planet 100” on Discovery.com, with host Sarah Backhouse, features a series of short videos called “Top 5.” They’re mostly fun and informative, including the one shown here on YouTube called “The Top 5 Outrageous Underwater Sex Acts.”

I’m sure the producers of the program realize that the title alone will attract viewers, and these marine organisms really do have some odd mating behaviors. But this was not the most watched of the “Top 5” videos on YouTube. That honor goes to — wouldn’t you know it? — the Top 5 Superhero Animals, about animals taking unusual steps to save people from peril. One of the animals was a beluga whale in an aquarium, who helped a paralyzed diver get to the surface.

The following are some other “Top 5” that you may wish to watch. These and more are rounded up on the YouTube site as well as Discovery’s Planet Green site, which includes a text description.

Except for the “Celebrity Websites,” I guess these are fairly serious — especially the top 5 oil spill disasters of all time:

Top 5 Green Celebrity Websites: YouTube, Planet Green

Top 5 Worst Oil Catastrophes: You Tube, Planet Green

Top 5 Fortune Green Predictions for 2010: YouTube

Top 5 Disappearing Glaciers: You Tube, Planet Green

A natural curiosity about unspeakable things

I’m going to bet that the number of “hits” on Orca Network’s “Amazing Photos” page has gone up since this message went out with the daily e-mail alert about whale sightings:

The photo we’d REALLY like to show here is a bit too ‘adult’ — so we’ve posted it on our “ Amazing Photos Page” on our website for those who want to see it!

Here is a description: ‘Amazing (though awfully private) photo of a sexy Orca in front of county campground at San Juan Park.’ taken by Lynn Brevig on August 2nd, 2008. Enjoy!

Can anyone really overcome his or her curiosity and not check out a picture of a “sexy orca.” Whale pornography? Offensive? I don’t think so, but I’m not sure what a whale would think. In fact, I never know what people think. Male orcas do have a surprisingly large organ, but swimming mammals have different requirements from those on land.

Like I always say, this blog is about all things water-related. While you’re at the site, check out the other whale photos on the page.

By the way, this evening is the annual commemoration of the capture of the killer whale Lolita, who is still living in a Miami aquarium, as well as all the other Puget Sound orcas that have died in captivity or have been killed during capture. Check out Orca Network’s “Events Page” for details.