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dc.contributor.authorWarren, Victoria E.
dc.contributor.authorConstantine, Rochelle
dc.contributor.authorNoad, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGarrigue, Claire
dc.contributor.authorGarland, Ellen C.
dc.identifier.citationWarren , V E , Constantine , R , Noad , M , Garrigue , C & Garland , E C 2020 , ' Migratory insights from singing humpback whales recorded around central New Zealand ' , Royal Society Open Science , vol. 7 , no. 11 , 201084 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 270909059
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 84a6361f-f083-426a-b733-83a1f008d64e
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8240-1267/work/83889606
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85097930700
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dc.descriptionFunding: VEW is funded by a University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship and the Woodside Marine Mammal Research Grant awarded by Woodside Energy. ECG is funded by a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.en
dc.description.abstractThe migration routes of wide-ranging species can be difficult to study, particularly at sea. In the western South Pacific, migratory routes of humpback whales between breeding and feeding areas are unclear. Male humpback whales sing a population-specific song, which can be used to match singers on migration to a breeding population. To investigate migratory routes and breeding area connections, passive acoustic recorders were deployed in the central New Zealand migratory corridor (2016); recorded humpback whale song was compared to song from the closest breeding populations of East Australia and New Caledonia (2015-2017). Singing northbound whales migrated past New Zealand from June to August via the east coast of the South Island and Cook Strait. Few song detections were made along the east coast of the North Island. New Zealand song matched New Caledonia song, suggesting a migratory destination, but connectivity to East Australia could not be ruled out. Two song types were present in New Zealand, illustrating the potential for easterly song transmission from East Australia to New Caledonia in this shared migratory corridor. This study enhances our understanding of western South Pacific humpback whale breeding population connectivity, and provides novel insights into the dynamic transmission of song culture.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectPassive acoustic monitoringen
dc.subjectCultural transmissionen
dc.subjectHumpback whaleen
dc.subjectVocal learningen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleMigratory insights from singing humpback whales recorded around central New Zealanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Royal Societyen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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