The emergence of unshared consensus decisions in bottlenose dolphins

  title={The emergence of unshared consensus decisions in bottlenose dolphins},
  author={David Lusseau and Larissa Conradt},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Unshared consensus decision-making processes, in which one or a small number of individuals make the decision for the rest of a group, are rarely documented. However, this mechanism can be beneficial for all group members when one individual has greater knowledge about the benefits of the decision than other group members. Such decisions are reached during certain activity shifts within the population of bottlenose dolphins residing in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Behavioral signals are… CONTINUE READING
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