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    In 1992, a cargo ship container tumbled into the North Pacific, dumping 28,800 toys into the ocean. What happened to those toys led writer Donovan Hohn on a worldwide journey filled with beachcombers, oceanographers, ship captains and environmentalists.

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  2. Episode 83: Duck Dynasty and the Person of the Year!? - Phil Vischer - Official Blog

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  3. What duck sex teaches us about humans, incels, and feminists | Richard Prum

    Did you know that male ducks often force sex on female ducks that aren’t their mates, to the point where female ducks’ genitalia has evolved to try and counteract what biologists have politely termed "forced copulation"? The lady ducks have found a way to shut out sexual predators. In other words: the power of the female’s choice has literally advanced the species.

    Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/sexual-evolution-what-duck-mating-reveals-about-relationships-social-movements-and-politics

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    Richard Prum: According to aesthetic evolution, animals are agents in their own evolution; that is, through their choices they end up shaping their own species.

    One of the implications of this idea is a new perspective on what happens when mate choice is infringed or violated by sexual violence or by coercion in animal species.

    One prominent example of this, from our own research, is on duck sex.

    Ducks are unusual among birds in having both a typical mate choice situation—where male and females pair up on the basis of display and preferences—and simultaneously other individuals that force copulations on female ducks as they approach reproduction….

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