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Successful suction-cup tagging of a small delphinid species, Stenella attenuata : insights into whistle characteristics
(2017-04-13) - Journal article,
The extension of biology through culture
(2017-07-25) - Journal article,
Species differences in egocentric navigation : the effect of burrowing ecology on a spatial cognitive trait in mice
(2017-05) - Journal article,
Efficient navigation is a critical component of fitness for most animals. While most species use a combination of allocentric (external) and egocentric (internal) cues to navigate through their environment, subterranean ...
Low and annually variable migratory connectivity in a long distance migrant : Whinchats Saxicola rubetra may show a bet-hedging strategy
(2017-10) - Journal article,
The spatial scale of non-breeding areas used by long distance migrant animals can vary from specific, relatively small non-breeding areas for each independent breeding population (high connectivity) to a distribution over ...
Unusual tissue distribution of carcinin, an antibacterial crustin, in the crab, Carcinus maenas, reveals its multi-functionality
(2017-11) - Journal article,
Crustins are whey acidic four-disulphide core (WFDSC) domain-containing proteins in decapods that are widely regarded as antimicrobial agents that contribute to host defence. Whilst there have been many analyses of crustin ...
Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) around an operational tidal turbine in Strangford Narrows : no barrier effect but small changes in transit behaviour
(2018-02) - Journal article,
1. Data were obtained from 32 electronic tags that were glued to the fur of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in and around Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, during the environmental monitoring of the SeaGen tidal turbine. ...
Short first click intervals in echolocation trains of three species of deep diving odontocetes
(2017-02) - Journal article,
All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper we analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click ...
A biocatalytic approach towards the stereoselective synthesis of protected inositols
(2017-02-01) - Journal article,
A biocatalytic flow system utilising Trypanosoma brucei L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase has been developed to prepare significant quantities of L-myo-inositol 1-phosphate. Using this highly valuable biochemical, we ...
Sex and pairing status impact how zebra finches use social information in foraging
(2017-06) - Journal article,
Many factors, including the demonstrator’s sex, status, and familiarity, shape the nature and magnitude of social learning. Given the important role of pair bonds in socially-monogamous animals, we predicted that these ...
Icelandic herring-eating killer whales feed at night
(2017-02) - Journal article,
Herring-eating killer whales debilitate herring with underwater tail slaps and likely herd herring into tighter schools using a feeding-specific low-frequency pulsed call (‘herding’ call). Feeding on herring may be dependent ...