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dc.contributor.authorKing, Stephanie Laura
dc.contributor.authorJanik, Vincent M.
dc.identifier.citationKing , S L & Janik , V M 2015 , ' Come dine with me : food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ) ' , Animal Cognition , vol. 18 , no. 4 , pp. 969-974 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 159851264
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b4e5a90f-d7d6-4099-bbc1-e9de9ff444d6
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84930536343
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7894-0121/work/60427876
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000355923300017
dc.descriptionThe project was funded by a BBSRC Studentship to S.L.K., and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and a Fellowship of the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin to V.M.J.en
dc.description.abstractFood-related signalling is widespread in the animal kingdom with some food-associated vocalizations considered functionally referential. Food calls can, however, vary greatly in the type of information they convey. Thus, there are a multitude of purposes for which food calls are used, including social recruitment, caller spacing, the indication of type, quantity, quality, divisibility of food, the caller’s hunger level and even as tools to manipulate prey behaviour. Yet little work has focused on the social aspect of food calling in animals. We investigated the association of social signals in wild bottlenose dolphins with foraging behaviour where context-specific food-associated calls are commonly produced. Our data showed that specific social signals were significantly correlated with food call production and these calls rarely occurred in the absence of food calls. We suggest that animals are sharing additional information on the food patch itself with their social affiliates.
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dc.rights© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available
dc.subjectFood callsen
dc.subjectBottlenose dolphinen
dc.subjectSignature whistlesen
dc.subjectVocal learningen
dc.subjectCall matchingen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleCome dine with me : food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bioacoustics groupen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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