There is some debate as to whether or not dolphins can hear the register of human speech. However, trainers communicate with body language, gestures and a whistle. The whistle usually stands in for a vocal “good!”. But never knew that a dolphin can have a sexual relationship with human.
The BBC documentary on “The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins”. The documentary talk about the story of Margaret Howe Lovatt who developed a sexual relationship with a dolphin named Peter.
According to Wikipedia Margaret Howe Lovatt is a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In the 1960s, she took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech.
Lovatt was working on an experiment to try to teach Peter how to communicate with humans.
Howe wrote in her diary: “Peter has become sexually aroused several times during the week.”
Scientists believe that dolphins don’t ever fall into a deep sleep; therefore, they probably don’t dream.
“I find that his desires are hindering our relationship,” she wrote. “He jams himself again and again against my legs, circles around me, is inclined to nibble and is generally so excited he cannot control his attitude around me.”
“That relationship of having to be together sort of turned into really enjoying being together, and wanting to be together, and missing him when he wasn’t there,”
“I did have a very close encounter with — I can’t even say ‘a dolphin’ again — Peter.”
Howe explains that she would masturbate Peter to keep him focused, otherwise he did not pay attention to her lessons.
“It was just easier to incorporate that and let it happen. It was very precious; it was very gentle. Peter knew I was right there, Peter was right there … again it was sexual on his part, it was not sexual on mine — sensuous perhaps,” she said.
“It would just become part of what was going on, like an itch, just get rid of that, scratch it and we’ll be done and move on.”
Unfortunately, After the experiment ended and the lab was closed, Peter was shipped back to Lilly’s lab in Miami and committed suicide. The cause of death is rule as a broken heart.