Developmental evidence for foraging traditions in wild bottlenose dolphins

@article{Sargeant2009DevelopmentalEF,
  title={Developmental evidence for foraging traditions in wild bottlenose dolphins},
  author={Brooke L. Sargeant and Janet Mann},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={715-721}
}
Patterns of social learning in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops spp.) may help explain behavioural variants and selection pressures favouring cultural evolution, but evidence for social transmission derived from field observations is controversial. The dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia are known for diverse, individually specific foraging behaviours, including tool use with marine sponges. We examined the relative contributions of habitat, maternal foraging and foraging behaviours of associates to… Expand

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