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PLoS One. 2013 Aug 28;8(8):e72879. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072879. eCollection 2013.

Spontaneous ejaculation in a wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).

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Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Abstract

Spontaneous ejaculation, which is defined as the release of seminal fluids without apparent sexual stimulation, has been documented in boreoeutherian mammals. Here we report spontaneous ejaculation in a wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), and present a video of this rare behavior. This is the first report of spontaneous ejaculation by an aquatic mammal, and the first video of this behavior in animals to be published in a scientific journal.

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24015280
PMCID:
PMC3755988
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0072879
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