Dolphins 'resort to rape'

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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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Dolphins appear to have a darker side, according to scientists who suggest they can resort to 'rape' to assert authority.




Researchers found the marine mammals lead complex social lives, living in an "open society" where regular homosexual and bisexual relationships are found.

The conclusions from the international team of scientists came after they spent the past six years studying the behaviour of 120 bluenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

In one of the most extensive studies of its kind, male bottlenose dolphins were also found to organise gang-like alliances, in which they guard females against other groups.

In some instances, males would assert their authority by forcefully mounting other males and other such violent sexual behaviour.

The Telegraph


It seems that dolphins share somewhat human traits.




posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Dolphins appear to have a darker side, according to scientists who suggest they can resort to 'rape' to assert authority.




Researchers found the marine mammals lead complex social lives, living in an "open society" where regular homosexual and bisexual relationships are found.

The conclusions from the international team of scientists came after they spent the past six years studying the behaviour of 120 bluenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

In one of the most extensive studies of its kind, male bottlenose dolphins were also found to organise gang-like alliances, in which they guard females against other groups.

In some instances, males would assert their authority by forcefully mounting other males and other such violent sexual behaviour.

The Telegraph


It seems that dolphins share somewhat human traits.


Yep, raping other males. Total domination tactics.

Your avatar is weird, interesting article. Thanks.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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The animal kingdom can be crazy. Did you know bonobos (type of chimp) say hello by having sex? Sex for them is a way to live in peace with one another or to say sorry after a fight.


When bonobos come upon a new food source or feeding ground, the increased excitement will usually lead to communal sexual activity, presumably decreasing tension and encouraging peaceful feeding

dolphin rape, didn't think i'd wake up to read that in the morning lol
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3
The animal kingdom can be crazy. Did you know bonobos (type of chimp) say hello by having sex? Sex for them is a way to live in peace with one another or to say sorry after a fight.



When bonobos come upon a new food source or feeding ground, the increased excitement will usually lead to communal sexual activity, presumably decreasing tension and encouraging peaceful feeding

dolphin rape, didn't think i'd wake up to read that in the morning lol



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by Bixxi3
The animal kingdom can be crazy. Did you know bonobos (type of chimp) say hello by having sex? Sex for them is a way to live in peace with one another or to say sorry after a fight.


When bonobos come upon a new food source or feeding ground, the increased excitement will usually lead to communal sexual activity, presumably decreasing tension and encouraging peaceful feeding

dolphin rape, didn't think i'd wake up to read that in the morning lol
edit on 30-3-2012 by Bixxi3 because: (no reason given)


I always said we can learn things from our primate cousins.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 04:17 AM
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Nothing weird about Kangaroos.
Besides the fact that they love to jump in front of cars





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