Insights on common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) social organization from genetic analysis of a mass-stranded pod

@article{Viricel2008InsightsOC,
  title={Insights on common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) social organization from genetic analysis of a mass-stranded pod},
  author={A. Viricel and A. Strand and P. Rosel and V. Ridoux and P. Garcia},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={63},
  pages={173-185}
}
Compared to terrestrial mammals, little is known of cetacean social systems as they are generally less accessible to behavioral investigations due to their aquatic environment. The present study investigates group structure of the pelagic common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, using genetic markers. Tissue samples from 52 individuals representing a recent live mass-stranding event were compared to 42 single strandings taken from presumably different groups. The mass-stranding event occurred in 2002… Expand

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