Culture in whales and dolphins.

  title={Culture in whales and dolphins.},
  author={L. Rendell and H. Whitehead},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  volume={24 2},
          309-24; discussion 324-82
  • L. Rendell, H. Whitehead
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • Studies of animal culture have not normally included a consideration of cetaceans. However, with several long-term field studies now maturing, this situation should change. Animal culture is generally studied by either investigating transmission mechanisms experimentally, or observing patterns of behavioural variation in wild populations that cannot be explained by either genetic or environmental factors. Taking this second, ethnographic, approach, there is good evidence for cultural… CONTINUE READING
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