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Male dolphins put bros first

Groups of male dolphins who put aside their sexual competitiveness and form alliances with each other to seek out and reproduce with females have better reproductive success than males who go it alone.

“These results are fascinating,” researchers on the project said, “because it demonstrates that male bottlenose dolphins need to cooperate with each other to maximise their reproductive success.”

“The level of cooperation and tolerance observed among dolphins is unseen in most animals. This research is important to understanding how these complex relationships operate,” they said.

Read more at Macquarie University

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