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Mexican Fish Orgies Are Making Other Sea Animals Go Deaf—And Yes, You Read That Right

4 months ago

In the Gulf of Mexico, a fish called the "corvina" draws attention to itself for being more horny than a frat boy at his first keger. During mating season, they assemble in a huge mass for fornication. It's a fish orgy, to call a spade a spade.

It's not that unusual for animals to get it on in groups, but the corvinas manage to have sex while also emitting an insanely loud noise. According to the Guardian, it sounds like a machine gun going off.

In fact, the noise is so loud, it deafens any other sea life who are unlucky enough to be orgy adjacent, at least temporarily. It's a little hard to measure a wild dolphin's hearing abilities after watching fish fornicate.

The purpose of the noise isn't to deafen Peeping Toms; it's a mating call. And it's an unfortunate one, as the corvinas are now threatened by extinction. It's very easy to fish for them, because they're so loud. Fisherman just row over and scoop them up. This is all very serious, yet here people come with their jokes:

Look, there's nothing funny about a fish orgy. But it is sexy as hell.