My Seamonkeys are Married

March 30, 2008

I can tell because the female seamonkeys publicly undermine the little male seamonkeys at social events.

Seamonkeys are brine shrimp and when they come of age, the males hold on to the females and they swim together for a couple of days. The females have two wads at the base of the tail that are egg sacks. The eggs are pink in color and eventually drop off.

Sadly, as soon as the eggs are laid other adult seamonkeys devour the eggs. It’s damned tough being a brine shrimp.

My kids saw the Seamonkeys swimming together and asked, “What are they doing, daddy?”
I said, “When they swim together like that it means they got married.”

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10 Responses to “My Seamonkeys are Married”

  1. chris Says:

    i defy anyone to say or read the word “seamonkey” and not smile. Love these tidbits from your life Doug!

  2. AaronJer Says:

    You could have been wrong. Those seamonkies may very well have been conjoined twins. You should go check, you might have embarrassed them. Bring them some algae as a gift when you apologize. We don’t want to damage relations between mankind and the primates of the briny deep.

  3. Lemm Says:

    That’s so cute!

  4. Bob McGowan Says:

    I don’t recall any of my Seamonkeys doing that. At least not in public anyway. Of course that was a long time ago and I guess the courting rituals of Seamonkeys have changed along with everything else. I blame MTV.


  5. Congratulations! Have you been playing Barry White around the house? Or maybe some Al Green? That kind of thing put the Sea-Monkeys in the mood right quick.

  6. Gloria Says:

    *lol* awesome.

  7. Didouneto Says:

    C’est mignon ^^


  8. That’s exactly how long a marriage should last.

    -Dick

  9. Woodler Says:

    are you sure they were married and not just fooling around? i’ve heard that those lady seamonkeys were pretty promiscuous.

  10. Chloe Fuller Says:

    My sea monkeys were doing the same thing, mum thought they were siameese twins but the next week I had 5 baby sea monkeys! Must have been making eggs… Chloe Fuller, I’m on Facebook.


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