Dolphins take a ‘swing’ at homosexualityBottom Highlights, Online Only Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Bisexual, homosexual, and “swinging” dolphins have been discovered off the coast of Western Australia. Over 120 adult bottlenose mammals — one of nature’s most complex marine life – were studied as part of a larger sexual behavioral examination at Shark Bay, Discovery News is reporting.
Researchers Srdan Randic, William Sherwin and Michael Krutzen concluded that male bottlenose dolphins were found to engage in extensive bisexuality with intermittent spans of exclusive homosexuality. Some male dolphins engaged in threesomes to seize female bottlenose dolphins during mating season. Herds of males were commonly spotted ranging for 4 to 14 individual members, with one 7-member group still herding after 17 years.
“I work on the male dolphins and their social lives are very intense; it seems there is constant drama,” Connor said.
The study added that “while dolphins can be aggressive, their ‘make love not war’ lifestyle seems to be more peaceful than that of some other mammals, possibly even humans.”
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