|Signature whistle productions, development, and perception in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins
||Data from behavioral observations and acoustic recordings of free-ranging
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were analyzed to determine whether signature
whistles occur in the wild, and to determine when whistle crystallization occurs in calv...
|The social structure, behavior, and occurrence of bottlenose dolphins in relation to shrimp trawlers in Southport, North Carolina
||Bottlenose dolphins use a wide diversity of feeding tactics, and can be quite flexible in their use. Numerous researchers have described associations of dolphins with shrimp trawlers. Trawler foraging is characterized by bottlenose dolphins feeding o...
|Individual distinctiveness, short- and long-term comparisons, and context specific rates of Florida manatee vocalizations
||In the 1980?s, Thomas J. O?Shea recorded captive and wild Florida manatees (Trichechus
manatus latirostris), and statistical analyses of various acoustic features of their calls indicated
possible individual distinctiveness. To further test the hyp...
|Whistles as potential indicators of stress in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
||Stress has been defined as an environmental effect on an individual that overtaxes its functional abilities. The diversity of stress responses among marine mammals makes it difficult to develop a comprehensive diagnostic protocol to evaluate stress. ...
|Residency patterns, seasonality and habitat use among bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, SC
||This study documented the presence of year round and seasonally resident bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge near McClellanville, South Carolina, USA. Trends in relative abundance, seasonality and habi...