A large pod observed off the coast of western Australia engaging in gay sex.
Scientists believe it is that possible homosexual activity between male dolphins is a way the species prepare for courtship of female dolphins.
Spotted by the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project, the team are curious to learn more about why male bottlenoses are prone to engage in sex, mounting and genital contact with other male dolphins.
“Apart from homosexual behaviour, males, unlike females, in Shark Bay have also been recorded to perform synchronous displays,” Murdoch University’s Krista Nicholson told US website Newsweek. “In Shark Bay, where male dolphins form lifelong alliances, socio-sexual interactions between males are more common than between females or between the sexes.”