Why do dolphins jump? Interpreting the behavioural repertoire of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

@article{Lusseau2006WhyDD,
  title={Why do dolphins jump? Interpreting the behavioural repertoire of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand},
  author={D. Lusseau},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2006},
  volume={73},
  pages={257-265}
}
  • D. Lusseau
  • Published 2006
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
Only a limited number of studies have tried to determine the purpose of surface behavioural events performed by dolphins. To date only one study has attempted to aggregate the behavioural events observed in a population in contextual groups using co-occurrence as the grouping factor. In the present study, I tried to characterise the behavioural repertoire of a bottlenose dolphin population (Tursiops sp.) present in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. I first looked at the relationship between events… Expand
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