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The social vocalization repertoire of east Australian migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Although the songs of humpback whales have been extensively studied, other vocalizations and percussive sounds, referred to as "social sounds," have received little attention. This study presents theExpand
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Songs of male humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, are involved in intersexual interactions
Male humpback whales produce complex songs during the breeding season, yet the singing behaviour of males and whether songs function in male contests and/or through female choice are still poorlyExpand
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Non‐song acoustic communication in migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Humpback whales are renowned for the complex structured songs produced by males. A second, relatively understudied area of humpback acoustic communication concerns un-patterned sounds known asExpand
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Avoidance learning in goldfish (Carassius auratus) and trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and implications for Pain perception
This paper investigates spatially cued behavioural responses of two species of fish to an acute noxious stimulus and demonstrates response elasticity. Typical avoidance responses to a nociceptiveExpand
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Mechanoreceptive and nociceptive responses in the central nervous system of goldfish (Carassius auratus) and trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
  • R. Dunlop, P. Laming
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The journal of pain : official journal of the…
  • 1 September 2005
UNLABELLED Nociceptive responses to a repetitive pin-prod stimulus in goldfish and trout were assessed. Single unit recordings were taken from the spinal cord, cerebellum, tectum, and telencephalon.Expand
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Temporal stability and change in the social call repertoire of migrating humpback whales.
Quantifying the stability of a species vocal repertoire is fundamental for further investigations into repertoire function and geographic variation. Changes to the repertoire of sounds used in theExpand
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Evidence of a Lombard response in migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
The Lombard reflex is an increase in the subject's vocal levels in response to increased noise levels. This functions to maintain an adequate signal-to-noise ratio at the position of the receiverExpand
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An update of the east Australian humpback whale population (E1) rate of increase
A six week land-based survey was conducted at Pt Lookout on the east coast of Australia, in June and July 2007. Over the peak four weeks of the northward migration, an average of 70.7 whales passedExpand
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Your attention please: increasing ambient noise levels elicits a change in communication behaviour in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
High background noise is an important obstacle in successful signal detection and perception of an intended acoustic signal. To overcome this problem, many animals modify their acoustic signal byExpand
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The behavioural response of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to a 20 cubic inch air gun
Seismic surveys are widely used for exploration for oil and gas deposits below the sea floor. Despite concern they may have an impact on whale behaviour, our knowledge of marine mammal responses isExpand
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