Social organization in northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus: not driven by deep-water foraging?

@article{Gowans2001SocialOI,
  title={Social organization in northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus: not driven by deep-water foraging?},
  author={Shannon Gowans and Hal Whitehead and Sascha K. Hooker},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2001},
  volume={62},
  pages={369-377}
}
It is postulated that deep-water foraging in sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, has led to communal care of young and long-term female bonds. By studying the social organization of a second, unrelated, deep-diving species, the northern bottlenose whale, we investigated the role that deep diving may play in the evolution of cetacean sociality. Northern bottlenose whales in a deep-water canyon, the Gully off Nova Scotia, Canada, form small groups (XSD=3.041.86). Associations within age/sex… 

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