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Male pufferfish display artistic side to create spirograph “love nest”

Now who says pufferfish aren’t artistic?!

“Aesthetics were clearly important. The spirograph pattern was meticulously created and males were observed decorating the peaks with shell and coral fragments. But the design had a practical purpose as well: the male’s swimming pattens stirred up fine sand particles and pushed them toward the middle of the circle, which served as the actual nest.” Read more here