Current Issue

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

This video showcases multiple observations of Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis) and bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) dolphins interacting. Recorded near Bimini, Bahamas, such interactions have been uncommon yet consistent since 2003. Almost 50% of such interactions included mating and/or sexual play behavior, with Tursiops as the initiators.

Download video in .wmv format (61.9 MB)

Mellilo, K. E., Dudzinski, K. D., & Cornick, L. A. (2009). Interactions between Atlantic Spotted (Stenella frontalis) and Bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) Dolphins off Bimini, The Bahamas 2003 – 2007. Aquatic Mammals, 35(2), 281-291

Subscriber Login


The cart is empty

Our Sponsors

EAAM New Logo


The European Association for Aquatic Mammals (E.A.A.M.) was founded in 1972 in the Netherlands. E.A.A.M. is an organisation of people interested in marine mammals in human care, in a zoological environment, or in the wild.







The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA) is an international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organizations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study, and wildlife presentations.






The International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) was founded to foster communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those who serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education. 

Go to top