The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin
The authors begin with a description of the spinner dolphin species, its morphology and systematics, and then examines the ocean environment, the organization of dolphin populations, and the way this school-based society of mammals uses shorelines for rest and instruction of the young.
ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN: A REVIEW
Most bottlenose dolphins studied to date have had definable home ranges, and behavioral, morphological and biochemical information indicates discrete stocks in some areas, but dolphins appear to form relatively permanent social groups based on sex and age.
The social structure and strategies of delphinids: predictions based on an ecological framework.
Behavior and ecology of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in the South Atlantic
These studies showed that bottlenose dolphins have a complex social organi zation, often with a male-dominated social Hierarchy, and developed the idea that bottLenose dolphins, and other odonto cete species as well, use echolocation.
Cetacean habitat in the northern oceanic Gulf of Mexico
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of…
The Photographic Determination of Group Size, Composition, and Stability of Coastal Porpoises (Tursiops truncatus)
During a 21-month study, 53 individual bottle-nosed porpoises were recognized by photographs of their dorsal fins by a stable core of five animals plus other individuals that varied greatly from sighting to sighting.
Spinner dolphins in a remote Hawaiian atoll: social grouping and population structure
It is hypothesize that with deepwater food resources in close proximity and other atolls relatively far away for easy (day-to-day) access, it is energetically more beneficial in the remote Hawaiian atolls to remain "at home" than to travel to other atoll, so there is stability instead of variability; there is no fission-fusion effect.
Association Patterns of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Galveston Bay, Texas
Resightings of photographically identified bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ) were used to calculate association indices for a population of free-ranging individuals occurring in the…
Dusky dolphin foraging habitat: overlap with aquaculture in New Zealand
Dusky dolphins were most often encountered during the winter in Admiralty Bay, the area with the greatest density of proposed farming activity in the region, and dolphins rarely used areas within the existing farms.