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Sperm Wars and Sexual Conflict

Quench your thirst for knowledge at Science Pub.

When: Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: 21+

Categories: Social: Meetings

Description:

Why is the genitalia of male dragonflies shaped like a spoon? Why do male bedbugs inseminate females by piercing through their abdominal wall? Males throughout the animal kingdom possess extreme and bizarre sexual traits and behaviors, raising interesting questions about their purpose. In this Science Pub, Dr. Alison Pischedda, UCSB Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, will explain the role that promiscuity plays in the evolution of these fascinating traits, and how it can result in an evolutionary battle of the sexes.

Join a fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. At Science Pub, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.

No tickets or reservations necessary. Just meet at Dargan's, and come early to hold a seat and order your favorite treat.

Phone: 805-682-4711

Event posted Feb. 5, 2012
Last updated Feb. 5, 2012

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