A few weeks shy of his first birthday, he is dead, along with every other male antechinus in the area.
The category 4 hurricane is predicted to take a sharp turn after arriving north off of the coast of Cuba on Saturday evening, and head towards the Florida Keys.
At 11am EDT (4pm BST), Hurricane Irma was located only 405 miles (655 km) southeast of Miami.
It’s August in Australia, and a small, mouse-like creature called an antechinus is busy killing himself through sex.
He was a virgin until now, but for two to three weeks, this little lothario goes at it non-stop.
Her team gathered data on the lives and environments of a wide variety of 52 insect-eating marsupials, from the fully semelparous antechinuses, to relatives where a small number of males survive past their first sexual liaisons, to species that breed repeatedly. These animals feed on insects, and some experience a glut of food once a year but very little at other times.
This seasonality increases the further you get from the equator.
This storm is powerful and deadly."Hurricane Irma is currently being treated as one of the most devastating Atlantic Ocean hurricanes on record.
The cyclone has already caused heartbreaking damage and destruction across the Caribbean, reducing several islands to rubble.
Thousands of people have been left stranded without shelter and in need of aid, after Irma passed over the Lesser Antilles, Leeward Islands and the West Indies.