DEVELOPMENT OF DISPLAY BEHAVIOR IN YOUNG CAPTIVE BEARDED SEALS

@article{Davies2006DEVELOPMENTOD,
  title={DEVELOPMENT OF DISPLAY BEHAVIOR IN YOUNG CAPTIVE BEARDED SEALS},
  author={Caroline E. Davies and K. Kovacs and C. Lydersen and S. Parijs},
  journal={Marine Mammal Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={952-965}
}
In this study of the ontogeny of vocal behavior in captive bearded seals, Erignathus barbatus, (three males and three females), only males exhibited vocal displays. The onset of display behavior coincided with sexual maturity. Males exhibited three types of dive displays associated with the performance of vocalizations. Vocalizing individuals were frequently attended by another male that maintained passive muzzle contact with the vocalizing male. These interactions were non-aggressive and might… Expand

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