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The devil is in the detail : quantifying vocal variation in a complex, multi-levelled, and rapidly evolving display
(2017-07-31) - Journal article
Identifying and quantifying variation in vocalizations is fundamental to advancing our understanding of processes such as speciation, sexual selection, and cultural evolution. The song of the humpback whale (Megaptera ...
Song hybridization events during revolutionary song change provide insights into cultural transmission in humpback whales
(2017-07-25) - Journal article
Cultural processes occur in a wide variety of animal taxa, from insects to cetaceans. The songs of humpback whales are one of the most striking examples of the transmission of a cultural trait and social learning in any ...
Drift diving by hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean
(2014-07-22) - Journal article
Many pinniped species perform a specific dive type, referred to as a ‘drift dive’, where they drift passively through the water column. This dive type has been suggested to function as a resting/sleeping or food processing ...
Efficient abstracting of dive profiles using a broken-stick model
(2015-03) - Journal article
For diving animals, animal-borne sensors are used to collect time-depth information for studying behaviour, ranging patterns and foraging ecology. Often, this information needs to be compressed for storage or transmission. ...
Equity and career-life balance in marine mammal science?
(2017-07) - Journal article
It is widely acknowledged that family and care-giving responsibilities are driving women away from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Marine mammal science often incurs heavy fieldwork and ...