Male dolphins are running the drug trade of Australia!
Ok, not really.
But when it comes to female dolphins, their male counterparts are displaying some very Mafia-like traits.
Dolphins will form alliances to attract a female for mating. But, other alliances may try to steal the female, so there is a constant web of teaming up with OTHER alliances.
That sounds REALLY exhausting!
Scientists have found that unlike chimps, who also form alliances to protect territory, dolphins live a boundless society.
AKA…they're just in it for the sex! LOLz!
The bounding and intermingling between dolphins is unprecedented in mammals. In fact, no other mammal comes close. Dolphins also rank high along with elephants and humans among mammals with social cognition.
Dolphins are TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!
Again, not really, but it is very interesting to see other animals be so social!
Tags: australia, dolphin, females, mafia, matings, shark bay