Evidence for acquisition of a novel feeding behaviour: lobtail feeding in humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae

@article{Weinrich1992EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for acquisition of a novel feeding behaviour: lobtail feeding in humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae
},
  author={Mason T. Weinrich and Mark R. Schilling and Cynthia R. Belt},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1992},
  volume={44},
  pages={1059-1072}
}
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