Bromance in the Ocean

Written by on July 2, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

It turns out that dolphins make good wingmen. When looking for new females for mating purposes, male dolphins work together to single the female out and herd her away from her pod specifically for one of the males.

Watch the following video from WRCBtv to learn what Dr. Quincy Gibson from the University of North Florida and colleagues are doing to study this unique behavior.

Wild dolphins.

Wild dolphins. Photo credit: NOAA.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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  1. Colton Seals says:

    The video was removed from the source! If you could find another video, that would be great!

  2. Emily says:

    All fixed. Thanks so much for pointing that out!