Like vampire romance before it, sea creature sex is having a moment. From Oscar-winning movies to recent reissues , is shaping up to be the year of women doing it with fish. But the romance between Lucy and her fishman follows our understanding of, and expectations for, a merperson—human love affair, right down to the potentially fatal consequences. Caliban , the novella reissued late last year by New Directions, is a prime example. In fact, it has a strikingly similar plot to Shape : In both stories, a male sea creature is captured and tortured in the name of science.
Sex for fish
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A tall woman with a strong gaze is standing by the shores of Lake Victoria. It's a busy morning. Boats are coming in full of fish: Nile perch, catfish, tiny silvery fish called omena — aka the Lake Victoria sardine. She has her eye on one boat in particular. Like the others, it's made of wood.
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In January, one fish switched. Its dull white coat turned an electric blue-green, and its sexual organs reconfigured themselves. Birdnose wrasse are found in reefs, lagoons and coral-rich areas in the Indo-Pacific region, including the coast of Western Australia, and along the Great Barrier Reef. They live at depths between two and 30 metres, and are named after their long, beak-like snout which they use to forage through coral for dinner. Frogs, flatworm and butterflies, as well as a range of other fish species, have all been known to change sex.