Why Are Male Social Relationships Complex in the Doubtful Sound Bottlenose Dolphin Population?

@article{Lusseau2007WhyAM,
  title={Why Are Male Social Relationships Complex in the Doubtful Sound Bottlenose Dolphin Population?},
  author={David Lusseau},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={707 - 740}
}
BACKGROUND Access to oestrus females tends to be the main driver of male sociality. This factor can lead to complex behavioural interactions between males and groups of males. Male bottlenose dolphins may form alliances to consort females and to compete with other males. In some populations these alliances may form temporary coalitions when competing for females. I examined the role of dyadic and group interactions in the association patterns of male bottlenose dolphins in Doubtful Sound, New… CONTINUE READING
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