Acoustic behaviour of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia

@article{Ford1989AcousticBO,
  title={Acoustic behaviour of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia},
  author={J. K. Ford},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={1989},
  volume={67},
  pages={727-745}
}
  • J. K. Ford
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
Recordings of underwater vocalizations and behavioural observations were collected from 16 photographically identified resident pods of killer whales (Orcinus orca) off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, during 1978–1983. Vocalizations recorded during 43 days spent with three representative pods were analyzed for each of five activity states: foraging, travelling, group-resting, socializing, and beach-rubbing. The whales produced three types of sounds that were assumed to be social signals… Expand
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