This Valentine’s Day, a romantic night out will look different to usual. Future of Fish has a few ideas to spice up your socially-distanced date night.
This Valentine’s day, things will look a little different than usual. For most of us, the continued threat of Covid-19 means the usual Valentines traditions like romantic dates at cozy restaurants (or rocking up to a local dive bar in the hopes of meeting someone special) are out of the question. In response to the conundrum of a Covid Valentine’s Day, some creatives are coming up with unique events that combine flirty fun with serious education or opportunities to connect.
Future of Fish, the international nonprofit dedicated to supporting resiliency in coastal communities and ocean based economies, is stepping up to the Valentine’s challenge with a particularly spicy (and slippery) offering. In partnership with Sex in the Seaauthor — and Future of Fish research director — Dr Marah Hardt, Future of Fish is presenting a Sex in the Sea Valentine’s Date Night full of stories of the strange, saucy, and sometimes slimy strategies that ocean creatures use to find partners and procreate.
This adults only event invites couples (and singles!) to join Dr Hardt for a dive into the complicated mating rituals of armored lobsters, full moon grouper sex parties, and right whales’ underwater threesomes. As with many events in these strange times, the event takes place over Zoom, allowing folks from anywhere in the world to get in on the action.
Of course, it’s not all fun and games. The sex lives of fish are essential for the health of our oceans, ecosystems, and climate. A scientist and ocean advocate at heart, Dr Hardt will explain how sex in the sea relates to wider conservation issues, and why it’s important to ensure the ocean remains a safe place for fish to mate.
Attendees will be invited to bring their best ocean puns and sex in the sea questions to this lively conversation. Dr Hardt hopes that a night of rawkus undersea stories — and a side serving of conservation — will help romantics and cynics alike make the best of an unusual Valentine’s Day.