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Dialect change in resident killer whales: implications for vocal learning and cultural transmission
Variation in vocal signals among populations and social groups of animals provides opportunities for the study of the mechanisms of behavioural change and their importance in generating andExpand
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Quantifying complex patterns of bioacoustic variation: use of a neural network to compare killer whale (Orcinus orca) dialects.
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A quantitative measure of acoustic similarity is crucial to any study comparing vocalizations of different species, social groups, or individuals. Expand
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The structure of stereotyped calls reflects kinship and social affiliation in resident killer whales (Orcinus orca)
A few species of mammals produce group-specific vocalisations that are passed on by learning, but the function of learned vocal variation remains poorly understood. Resident killer whales live inExpand
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Vocal behavior of resident killer whale matrilines with newborn calves: the role of family signatures.
Studies of the vocal behavior of resident killer whales or orcas, Orcinus orca, in British Columbia have shown that matrilines have unique call repertoires consisting of up to 17 different callExpand
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Infanticide in a mammal-eating killer whale population
Infanticide can be an extreme result of sexual conflict that drives selection in species in which it occurs. It is a rarely observed behaviour but some evidence for its occurrence in cetaceans existsExpand
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Intra- and intergroup vocal behavior in resident killer whales, Orcinus orca.
Vocal communication within and between groups of individuals has been described extensively in birds and terrestrial mammals, however, little is known about how cetaceans utilize their sounds inExpand
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Call sharing across vocal clans of killer whales: Evidence for vocal imitation?
In killer whales or orcas (Orcinus orca) vocal matching appears to be an important aspect of within-group communication, but fish-eating “resident” orcas frequently associate with whales that shareExpand
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The Orchive : Data mining a massive bioacoustic archive
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The Orchive is a large collection of over 20,000 hours of audio recordings from OrcaLab research facility located o the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Expand
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A neural network method for recognition of individual Orcinus orca based on their acoustic behaviour: phase 1
Using a backpropagation neural network algorithm three experiments were designed to discriminate between the acoustic behaviour of Orcinus orca. The first experiment established the procedures byExpand
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ORCHIVE: Digitizing and Analyzing Orca Vocalizations
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This paper describes the process of creating a large digital archive of killer whale or orca vocalizations in order to facilitate access and retrieval over this large digital audio archive. Expand
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