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    • Cetaceans have complex brains for complex cognition 

      Marino, Lori; Connor, Richard C.; Fordyce, R. Ewan; Herman, Louis M.; Hof, Patrick R.; Lefebvre, Louis; Lusseau, David; McCowan, Brenda; Nimchinsky, Esther A.; Pack, Adam A.; Rendell, Luke; Reidenberg, Joy S.; Reiss, Diana; Uhen, Mark D.; Van der Gucht, Estel; Whitehead, Hal (2007-05) - Journal article
      The brain of a sperm whale is about 60% larger in absolute mass than that of an elephant. Furthermore, the brains of toothed whales and dolphins are significantly larger than those of any nonhuman primates and are second ...
    • Food provisioning increases the risk of injury in a long-lived marine top predator 

      Christiansen, Fredrik; McHugh, Katherine A.; Bejder, Lars; Siegal, Eilidh M.; Lusseau, David; McCabe, Elizabeth Berens; Lovewell, Gretchen; Wells, Randall S. (2016-12-21) - Journal article
      Food provisioning of wildlife is a major concern for management and conservation agencies worldwide because it encourages unnatural behaviours in wild animals and increases each individual's risk for injury and death. Here ...
    • Predicting the effects of human developments on individual dolphins to understand potential long-term population consequences 

      Pirotta, Enrico; Harwood, John; Thompson, Paul; New, Leslie; Cheney, Barbara; Arso Civil, Monica; Hammond, Philip Steven; Donovan, Carl Robert; Lusseau, David (2015-11) - Journal article
      Human activities that impact wildlife do not necessarily remove individuals from populations. They may also change individual behaviour in ways that have sublethal effects. This has driven interest in developing analytical ...
    • Understanding the population consequences of disturbance 

      Pirotta, Enrico; Booth, Cormac G.; Costa, Daniel P.; Fleishman, Erica; Kraus, Scott D.; Lusseau, David; Moretti, David; New, Leslie F.; Schick, Robert S.; Schwarz, Lisa K.; Simmons, Samantha E.; Thomas, Len; Tyack, Peter L.; Weise, Michael J.; Wells, Randall S.; Harwood, John (2018-09-12) - Journal item
      Managing the nonlethal effects of disturbance on wildlife populations has been a long-term goal for decision makers, managers, and ecologists, and assessment of these effects is currently required by European Union and ...
    • Using short-term measures of behaviour to estimate long-term fitness of southern elephant seals. 

      New, Leslie Frances; Clark, James; Costa, Daniel; Fleishman, Erica; Hindell, Mark; Klanjšček, Tin; Lusseau, David; Kraus, Scott; McMahon, Clive; Robinson, Patrick; Schick, Robert Schilling; Schwartz, Lisa; Simmons, Samantha; Thomas, Len; Tyack, Peter Lloyd; Harwood, John (2014-01-27) - Journal article
      Environmental changes (a type of disturbance) are altering the habitat of southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina, an apex marine predator in the Southern Ocean. As a result, individuals may shift their behaviour, spending ...