14

10 comments

Quote in case anybody doesn't want to click instagram:

For people, social conversations surrounding sex and gender have evolved and expanded as we continue to learn more and more. Yet, in the animal kingdom, these changes have long existed. Take the black sea bass, found along the Coast from Maine to Florida. Fish born female can change gender and become male. Scientists are still exploring what prompts these changes, but leading theories suggest it’s triggered when local populations don’t have enough males. This can be great for maintain populations, especially when larger males are often more desirable for fishing. Happy Pride! 📸NOAA