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Cetaceans Have Complex Brains for Complex Cognition
A group of eminent cetacean researchers respond to headlines charging that dolphins might be "flippin' idiots". They examine behavioural, anatomical and evolutionary data to conclude that the large… Expand
Acoustic properties of humpback whale songs.
- W. Au, A. A. Pack, M. Lammers, L. Herman, M. H. Deakos, K. Andrews
- Geology, Medicine
- The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
- 8 August 2006
A vertical array of five hydrophones was used to measure the acoustic field in the vertical plane of singing humpback whales. Once a singer was located, two swimmers with snorkel gear were deployed… Expand
Humpback Whale Populations Share a Core Skin Bacterial Community: Towards a Health Index for Marine Mammals?
Microbes are now well regarded for their important role in mammalian health. The microbiology of skin – a unique interface between the host and environment - is a major research focus in human health… Expand
Migratory Timing of Humpback Whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) in the Central North Pacific Varies with Age, Sex and Reproductive Status
Humpback whales migrate seasonally between high-latitude summer feeding grounds and low-latitude winter breeding grounds. Identification photographs of humpback whales were collected in the Hawaiian… Expand
Predictive Modeling of Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) Resting Habitat in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Predictive habitat models can provide critical information that is necessary in many conservation applications. Using Maximum Entropy modeling, we characterized habitat relationships and generated… Expand
Habitat segregation by female humpback whales in Hawaiian waters: avoidance of males?
Humpback whales congregate annually in low-latitude winter breeding and calving grounds. While on these grounds, females with a dependent calf (‘maternal females’) are sometimes closely attended by… Expand
Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) comprehend the referential character of the human pointing gesture.
- L. Herman, S. Abichandani, A. N. Elhajj, E. Herman, J. L. Sánchez, A. A. Pack
- Journal of comparative psychology
The authors tested a dolphin's (Tursiops truncatus) understanding of human manual pointing gestures to 3 distal objects located to the left of, to the right of, or behind the dolphin. The human… Expand
The relation of body size of male humpback whales to their social roles on the Hawaiian winter grounds
We examined the relation of body length of male humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to the social roles they adopted on the Hawaiian winter grounds: principal escort in a competitive group,… Expand
When Whales Collide: Crittercam Offers Insight into the Competitive Behavior of Humpback Whales on Their Hawaiian Wintering Grounds
Resightings of humpback whales in Hawaiian waters over spans of 10–32 years: Site fidelity, sex ratios, calving rates, female demographics, and the dynamics of social and behavioral roles of…
From a database of approximately 5,000 Hawaiian humpback whales identified photographically between 1976 and 2010, we extracted 71 males and 39 females having resighting spans of 10 or more years,… Expand