Selective habituation shapes acoustic predator recognition in harbour seals

@article{Deecke2002SelectiveHS,
  title={Selective habituation shapes acoustic predator recognition in harbour seals},
  author={Volker B Deecke and Peter J. B. Slater and John K. B. Ford},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={420},
  pages={171-173}
}
Predation is a major force in shaping the behaviour of animals, so that precise identification of predators will confer substantial selective advantages on animals that serve as food to others. Because experience with a predator can be lethal, early researchers studying birds suggested that predator recognition does not require learning. However, a predator image that can be modified by learning and experience will be advantageous in situations where cues associated with the predator are highly… 
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