Tired after sex? Well rest assured you’re not the only one. A recent study published in the journal Biology Letters has found squid suffer from the same loss of energy we do after mating. As we all know these activities take effort and energy to conduct so it is no surprise that baseline endurance readings were cut in half post mating activities of this squid.

A loss of energy could spell the end for a creature that already maintains a short lifespan so the southern dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica) were collected and studied to improve the understanding of reproductive behaviors within the cephalopod family as a whole.

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