Social learning in juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris

  title={Social learning in juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris},
  author={T. Guttridge and S. V. Dijk and E. Stamhuis and J. Krause and S. Gruber and C. Brown},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  • T. Guttridge, S. V. Dijk, +3 authors C. Brown
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • Social learning is taxonomically widespread and can provide distinct behavioural advantages, such as in finding food or avoiding predators more efficiently. Although extensively studied in bony fishes, no such empirical evidence exists for cartilaginous fishes. Our aim in this study was to experimentally investigate the social learning capabilities of juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris. We designed a novel food task, where sharks were required to enter a start zone and subsequently… CONTINUE READING
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