Wuzzle is a term for "group sessions of mutual caressing
and sexual activity
(both same-sex and opposite sex)" when referring to spinner dolphins
. Although the term is now the standard technical term for this type of behavior, it originated as a nonsense word. "It was coined by a marine biologist, W.E. Schevill
of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who, when asked what the behavior was, replied without hesitation, "Why, it looks like a wuzzle to me.'"
Bagemihl, Bruce. 1999. Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. NY: St. Martin's Press. p 18.