Charlotte Curé

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Although northern bottlenose whales were the most heavily hunted beaked whale, we have little information about this species in its remote habitat of the North Atlantic Ocean. Underwater anthropogenic noise and disruption of their natural habitat may be major threats, given the sensitivity of other beaked whales to such noise disturbance. We attached(More)
Sexing monomorphic seabirds is particularly difficult, and available methods have various disadvantages, such as seasonal non-applicability or stress induction. The yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan is a poorly studied seabird endemic to the Mediterranean basin. Ecological and biological data are needed for this species, thus necessitating the(More)
In cetaceans' communities, interactions between individuals of different species are often observed in the wild. Yet, due to methodological and technical challenges very little is known about the mediation of these interactions and their effect on cetaceans' behavior. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are a highly vocal species and can be both food competitors(More)
Hybridization between two closely related species breeding in sympatry depends on the effectiveness of both inter-sex (sexual attraction) and intra-sex (competitors’ repulsion) components of communication. As birds primarily communicate acoustically, several studies have investigated interspecific vocal interactions between the sexes and their consequences(More)
Interactions between individuals of different cetacean species are often observed in the wild. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) can be potential predators of many other cetaceans, and the interception of their vocalizations by unintended cetacean receivers may trigger anti-predator behavior that could mediate predator-prey interactions. We explored the(More)
The time and energetic costs of behavioral responses to incidental and experimental sonar exposures, as well as control stimuli, were quantified using hidden state analysis of time series of acoustic and movement data recorded by tags (DTAG) attached to 12 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) using suction cups. Behavioral state transition modeling showed(More)
Vocal recognition is an important process allowing partners' reunion in most seabirds. Although the acoustic basis of this recognition has been explored in several species, only a few studies have experimentally tested the acoustic coding-decoding strategy used for mate identification. Here, we investigated mate recognition in the Scopoli's shearwater(More)