This week, the media went nuts over revelations in a BBC documentary about Lovatt's interactions with a male dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment in the s. It was just easier to incorporate that and let it happen. Then came the headlines. Judging from the collective horrified response, you would think that a human giving a handy to an animal was an aberrant, unthinkable act. But such fondling isn't unheard of in the realm of animal research.
Human-on-dolphin sex is not really that weird
Dugong sexual organs posters & prints by William Clift
Disturbing images of a dugong chained and caged underwater in Indonesia have been posted online. The adult dugong was reportedly chained in a cage while her calf was kept nearby in a separate enclosure. Photos and video of the animals were captured by a group of divers near the remote island of Kokoya, off North Maluku. Scroll down for video. A group of divers stumbled upon this dugong and a younger calf while diving off a remote island in Indonesia. Video and photos of the older mammal shows her floating around her small cage shackled by the tail.
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You heard me correctly. Dolphin vaginas. Brennan is well-known among biologists for her work on sexual conflict in ducks , and on the internet for her high-speed videos of duck erection.
Right now, penises get far more attention than vaginas in the science world. As science journalist Ed Yong recently noted , this is a troublesome trend. First, a gender bias in research subjects skews our basic understanding of sexual selection and evolution; as a result of a preference for sperm and penis studies over female genital investigations, we have underestimated the role of female choice and selection in influencing the course of evolution. To do this requires understanding both sides of the mating equation.