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We’ve always known dolphins were clever – but now scientists have revealed that their societies are more complex than previously thought, with some of the animals even having bisexual and homosexual relationships.
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth studied 120 bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, and found they had incredibly intricate relationships.
Some of the males were found to nurture bisexual and even homosexual relationships.
Co-author Richard Connor told Discovery News: ‘I work on the male dolphins, and their social lives are very intense – it seems there is constant drama.‘I have often thought, as I watched their complicated alliance relationships, that their social lives would be mentally and physically exhausting, and I’m glad I’m not a dolphin.’